To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

  • DelMarVa Circumnavigation—Day 9

    Tuesday, the 16th, was an important objective of the trip. A rendezvous with the family. Everyone else had driven up from Rehoboth to have dinner with us in Lewes. Dinner included five nieces and nephews, plus a bonus friend of a nephew; Mother; three sisters plus husband and permanent …

  • DelMarVa Circumnavigation—Day 8

    Things we did on August 10th:

    • Motored out into the Delaware Bay with moderate confidence. The tranny was still throbbing or pulsing. But we were tired of being stuck in Greenwich, NJ, so we were willing to take a chance.

    • Sailed for about three hours. This was our first sailing …

  • DelMarVa Circumnavigation—Day 7

    One of the locals drove me all the way to the nearest West Marine. Really.

    What an amazing gift.

    We were graced and blessed by the kindness of strangers. Again.

    Put in the new shifter cable. We're ready to move.


  • DelMarVa Circumnavigation—Day 6

    Technically, the boatyard and/or marina was closed on Monday. But. The mechanic was gracious enough to help me by watching over my shoulder while I took apart the linkage between binnacle and transmission.

    The shifter on the tranny didn't feel like it was going all the way into Forward …

  • DelMarVa Circumnavigation—Day 5

    Sunday, a day of rest.

    Apparently, looking at my log, we did nothing. Really.

    Mistakes were made.

    Looking back, I count doing nothing on Sunday as a mistake.

    All was not lost, however.

    The kindness of random strangers started to rain down on us. Ernie gave us the grand tour …

  • DelMarVa Circumnavigation—Day 4

    Mistakes we made on August 6th:

    • Pulling into Nantuxent Cove. It was small, shallow and not very sheltered. Port Mahon, Delaware, might have been better.

    • Anchoring anywhere near crab pots. Our keel and rudder protect our propellor from just about all assaults. Apparently, however, if you switch gears right over …

  • DelMarVa Circumnavigation—Day 3

    Stuff we saw on August 5th:

    • Bridges. The William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge, known as the "Chesapeake Bay Bridge" (or sometimes the Kent Island bridge,) is right there outside Whitehall Bay. Dual-span bridges are painful to line up against, since there is all that structural steel at varying distances …

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