The Christina Rose hosted the First Mate’s best friend and the rest of the crew this weekend, arriving early Friday evening to the marina to make full-use of the weekend aboard the Rose. We stored provisions quickly as the First Mate’s Mate relaxed while nursing wounds received from a malfunctioning bicycle in the first seconds after our arrival. The good news was, his helmet did its job… a pretty tough kid and a quick recovery considering the level of road-rash observed!
A bad way to start the weekend, bicycles are supposed to remain upright! 26JUL14
A little TV aboard the Rose Friday evening after the sun dropped, as the crew prepared for sleep and the following day’s plans. Although it was warm outside, Christina’s A/C cranked all night long at the dock; complaints were received from all crew to the Captain the following morning (note: they wouldn’t make the same statements the following evening)!
Pretty sure these ducks remember who we are… early Saturday morning
Saturday morning was overcast, but otherwise a very comfortable start to the great weekend. The First Mate and friend headed over to the marina for donuts as the Captain prepared the Rose to set sail. Everyone eventually made their way to the pool for a couple hours of relaxation before setting-sail early in the afternoon Saturday. Everything else about the weekend is easier told in pictures and video…!
Our view of Christina from the pool, 26JUL14
A little swim in the marina’s pool before heading out; life is good! 26JUL14
The First Mate showing his swimming skills, 26JUL14
The First Mate and crew relaxing in the hot-tub… there’s not that much difference in temperature between the hot-tub and pool in late-July!
The First Mate and his buddy at the marina’s pool, 26JUL14
Heading out of the marina, the crew takes in the beautiful scenery of the Chester River, 26JUL14
Always falling asleep while underway, this time the First Mate makes the mistake of sleeping in the Captain’s chair! 26JUL14
The boys jumping off Christina’s bow, as the Armiral pilots her own vessel, 26JUL14
A gorgeous day out on the Chester River, made better with splashes 26JUL14
More bow-jumping photos aboard the Rose!
More action photos, as the crew uses Christina’s bow like a springboard, 26JUL14
The First Mate and his buddy enjoying dinner out on the water, pretty-much a perfect day aboard the Rose!
The Admiral kayaking around, getting up-close and personal with the cow-nose rays we love to watch, 26JUL14
The sun dropping quickly as the Rose settled-in for a gorgeous evening on the water, 26JUL14
Video Below of several activities by Christina’s crew at the marina, plus playing on/in the Chester River… 26-27JUL14
Exploring by kayak, 27JUL14
Tubing home, the crew made gestures showing how calm the trip was as we left our anchorage, 27JUL14
16-knots might be too fast for the crew?!
The First Mate at the helm, safely piloting the Rose all the way home 27JUL14
Enjoying the sights up-front while in the marina’s channel, 27JUL14
Video Below of the way-out and the way-back aboard the Christina Rose, traveling through the Chester River July 26th-27th 2014:
A look at our tracks on Saturday 26JUL and Sunday 27JUL14. covering 24.4nm underway, with a maximum (wide-open) speed of only 28kt into a headwind and head current.
All-in-all, another really nice weekend to be out on the water, where we put 24.4nm on the Rose with a maximum speed of 28kt while maintaining roughly 3900RPM at 0.7nm/gal, averaging a little more than 18kt while underway. Happy Wakes! Feel free to drop me a note anytime, ChristinaRose@edickent.com