Jun 29, 2014: Cruise with Friends

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…

Ouch! The CR consumes almost twice as much fuel tubing as she does cruising, she's logged only 49.1nm since her last fill-up (0.488nm/gal)! 28JUN14, before our friends' arrival.

Ouch! The CR consumes almost twice as much fuel tubing as she does cruising, she’s logged only 49.1nm since her last fill-up (0.488nm/gal)! 28JUN14, before our friends’ arrival.

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):

Christina's bow is the perfect platform for summertime fun with friends! 28JUN14

Christina’s bow is the perfect platform for summertime fun with friends! 28JUN14

Good friends joining the Christina Rose for another cruise; this is what its all about! 28JUN14

Good friends joining the Christina Rose for another cruise; this is what its all about! 28JUN14

The First Mate and friends tube-home on the Chester after a beautiful day on the water, 28JUN14.

The First Mate and friends tube-home on the Chester after a beautiful day on the water, 28JUN14.

Another action-shot of our return trip to port, this time we left before sundown and a visit from the water po-po, 28JUN14.

Another action-shot of our return trip to port, this time we left before sundown and a visit from the water po-po, 28JUN14.

Christina's course on the June 28th, heading out of Chester up the Chester River, past the Kent Narrows channel and back... a spectacular day with friends off the Bay!

Christina’s course on the June 28th, heading out of Chester up the Chester River, past the Kent Narrows channel and back… a spectacular day with friends off the Bay!

Some of the data captured during our cruise; green shows the depth while blue shows our cruising speed.  The way back was slower because we were running without canvas into building winds and waves... 28JUN14.

Some of the data captured during our cruise; green shows the depth while blue shows our cruising speed. The way back was slower because we were running without canvas into building winds and waves… 28JUN14.

Running out of superlative words to describe the days at the marina this season, Sunday morning's rise in her berth was as perfect as the rest. 29JUN14.

Running out of superlative words to describe the days at the marina this season, Sunday morning’s rise in her berth was as perfect as the rest. 29JUN14.

The CR in her slip early Sunday morning, ready for battle once again, 29JUN14

The CR in her slip early Sunday morning, ready for battle once again, 29JUN14

"The best part of wakin-up is coffee at the docks..." Our marina is quite inviting to members, sharing donuts and coffee while chatting with dockmates, 29JUN14

“The best part of wakin-up is coffee at the docks…” Our marina is quite inviting to members, sharing donuts and coffee while chatting with dockmates, 29JUN14

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

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