Starting to feel guilty about the nice weather, this was to be yet another in a long strings of spectacular weekends at the marina and aboard the Rose, where Christina’s crew prepared for friends to meet and spend a “relaxing” day on the water. As work always seems to interfere with personal-time, the crew arrived late Friday evening at the marina and settled-in just before midnight.
Waking early Saturday morning, the Captain and First Mate made their pilgrimage for donuts and coffee while the Admiral caught additional minutes of rest. Different from all the other mornings chatting with dockmates so-far this season, we gazed out over a totally-flat, almost reflective, Chester River. A light tropical breeze made our morning ritual better than every other morning at the marina to-date.
The Captain and Mates refueled the Rose in preparation for the day’s events while the Admiral went for a morning run…
Our friends arrived with the noontime sun, stowed their gear, and we quickly made way to one of our favorite anchorages. Following is the rest of the story told in pictures…
Video of the way-out and the way-back (no-sound, 30X-speed):
A quick wash-down of the CR and her dinks, the crew cleaned-up then headed for home earlier than normal on Sunday, affording time to launder the countless beach-towels consumed during this weekend’s festivities. Another great weekend for the Rose and crew, logging 25.1nm underway for 1:40:37 reaching a maximum of 26kt with an average moving speed of 15kt.
Happy Wakes! Feel free to drop me a note anytime, ChristinaRose@edickent.com