10/21/2011, Anchored In Miles River
St. Michaels From Our Anchorage in the Miles River
We left Annapolis this morning, headed for St. Michaels. A front had just passed through with cold gusty wind. Overnight temperatures were in the 40's, and only in tne 50's when we departed at 9AM. The procession out of Annapolis Harbor was impressive and featured several Maxi Class boats including " Numbers" as well as a line of Navy YP boats from the Naval Academy. The YPs are among the few remaining wooden hulled vessels still in Naval service.
We sailed across the Bay, and then made our way up the Miles River to St. Michaels. The harbor is quite small with limited anchorage, so we chose to stay outside and anchored SE of " G3" in 20 foot depths, with 100 feet of chain out. The wind gradually died, and is forecast to be 5-10 for the next several days, as
the temperatures gradually increase into more seasonal norms ( mid 60's).
We will spend tomorrow exploring the St. Michaels area before heading south.
Christopher Walken at the helm of Woodwind II
We Capture Woodwind II, nautical star of The Wedding Crashers
We caught up with Woodwind II docked, unaware of our paparazzi intentions.
Woodwind II" was selected to be the sailing yacht of Christopher Walken's character in the movie, "The Wedding Crashers". The filming took place in Oxford, Cambridge, St. Michaels and on the Choptank and Miles Rivers. New Line Cinemas booked the boat for 9 days to film the scenes for the movie starring Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Jane Seymour, and Christopher Walken. The name of the boat was kept the same for the movie.
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