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Sailing on the Chesapeake#7

By handlerstudio  

Tonight, some boats seen while we were under way. On a two day sail, the trip is essentially out and back. Going up the Chester River to the Corsica is sailing south, then east, then north. We left with a north went south only with our Genoa out...the main would have blanketed the headsail. Sailing mid to late September to early October we get to see Monarch butterflies migrating...generally one at a time...they fly up, flutter down, fly up....saves energy. On this crossing, they need to cross the Chester, then the Bay...probably a water crossing of 3-4 miles with no place to rest. Might be the biggest water crossing between the Northeast and Mexico. They are a miracle of nature.

The boat in the lead is a gaff rigged schooner. And from the looks of the house on top, and the steering with a tiller, probably an older boat. As you can see, the wind was pretty light....on starboard tack, the sails are barely filled.


Tags: Schooner Chesapeake bay Landscape and travel Gaff rig Chester River Saolboats

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taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
13 Oct 2020 2:34AM
For me, I would want a sailboat--otherwise, why?

PS I sent a pm, but also thanks for your award.....
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
13 Oct 2020 4:16AM
I like all ways of being on the water. It's all wonderful.
13 Oct 2020 5:18AM
A great set of boats though version 8 is my favorite, my idea of having a good time in a boat, fishing peacefully on a quiet day without being disturbed by waves and noisy boats.
13 Oct 2020 5:39AM
Great set, Peter, especially those in full sail.
13 Oct 2020 7:00AM
Love boats Peter well done Peter.
Alfie_P Plus
14 927 2 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2020 9:02AM
Splendid set of images Peter love v11 😊

Nikonuser1 Plus
9 170 16 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2020 9:59AM
A great set PeterSmileSmile

13 Oct 2020 1:26PM
Excellent set
Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
13 Oct 2020 1:43PM
Lovely set!

Arne Smile
EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
13 Oct 2020 3:46PM
Excellent set Peter, an d the two dogs (V11) look very much at home.
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2020 5:20PM
Messing about on the river. A great way to spend the day Peter.

Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2020 7:32PM
Wonderful boatabilia set, love the last variant with the two dogs...
Good images Peter !! I wish we had an ocean in London. The Thames is not the same thing.
Isabel GrinGrin
peterkin 18 683 England
13 Oct 2020 7:41PM
Lovely photos, Peter. When I was a young fella in the Royal Navy in the sixties, our frigate sailed into Chesapeake Bay then up the Potomac to Washington DC. It was a wonderful time for me. Some lovely memories.

dales Plus
5 13 Australia
13 Oct 2020 9:50PM
An excellent boating set Peter all a pleasure to view , would be wonderful to have a sail on your lead !!
14 Oct 2020 3:45AM
I "'m gonna buy me a mercury and cruise right out with my dogs on board"
A little poetic license withe lyrics from the David Lindley song Mercury Blues
..V11 should be photo of the week ...tremendous shots Peter ,
Cheers Walt
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
15 Oct 2020 2:44PM
A fantastic boat set Peter.
The lead is my favorite; a very handsome boat !!


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