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The Storm

All day, we knew it was coming. Winds grew from 15 kts to 30 during the morning and afternoon. At anchor, I keep a wind alarm at 25 kts and it’s never a good thing when I increase it. Still, we were very safe and secure.Around 3 pm the National Weather…

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Corrotoman River East Branch…

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Home Again at Olverson’s

Living on a boat is a bit like being a gypsy. We wander from place to place, rarely staying for too long at any one. Each place has its charm or event or people and places to see or a dog park. But where is home? I mean, where is that place t…

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Help

No, we’re not sending out an SOS. But we can all use some help from time to time.We had planned on leaving Solomons today but Jeff felt a bit under the weather yesterday so we fell behind. Today we are getting out an ActiveCaptain newsletter which will…

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Speaking…

October 10th – the day we all turn back into pumpkins. For the last 6 weeks we’ve been speaking at various rendezvous or preparing to speak at them. Yesterday’s double session with the Krogen Cruisers annual rendezvous was our last for a while. Th…

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Arrgh…Married Again!

Every five years, Karen and I have gotten re-married. We’ve gone as far as flying to Las Vegas to getting re-married by a local minister in Castine. So with our 25th anniversary, the 5 year alarm clock went off.I called the City of Baltimore and attemp…

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Fells Point Fun

It doesn’t take a festival to have fun in Fells Point but boy, what a festival there was this weekend. Sandwiched between two storm fronts, the weekend festival covered a few miles of closed streets with hundreds of booths, food items, and fun.We found…

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The Boating Dividend

Both of my parents were raised on farms during the Depression, so self-reliance and frugality were things I was raised with. I remember many weekends watching my dad tear apart the dishwasher or seeing his head under the hood of a car with wrenches and…

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Hat’s entertainment…

One of our most favorite things with ActiveCaptain is awarding hats for user-contributions. After a captain has earned 250 points for adding updates and writing reviews, they receive a highly-desired ActiveCaptain hat. We’ve mailed out hundreds of them…

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25 Years

Those who have followed our blog for some time may remember that we were married the day Hurricane Gloria hit DC. So it somehow felt right when I woke early this morning to pouring rain. Today is overcast with the rain fluctuating between drizzle and p…