Midnight Breeze

The Adventure Continues: 1.5 Years and Counting;We're Almost There! Join Us for That Final Push.

About Us

Who: Dave and Mary
Port: Annapolis, MD
19 April 2012 | Pikeville, MD
21 January 2012 | Annapolis
03 November 2011 | Bay Bridge Marina
15 October 2011 | Pikesville, MD
23 September 2011 | Bay Bridge Marina
04 September 2011 | Bay Bridge Marina
27 August 2011 | Pikesville, MD
27 August 2011 | Stevensville, MD
25 August 2011 | Stevensville, MD
23 July 2011 | Solomons Island
16 July 2011 | Chesapeak Bay
16 July 2011 | St. Michaels
16 July 2011 | St. Michaels
15 July 2011 | St. Michaels
23 June 2011 | Miles River
11 June 2011 | Miles River
21 May 2011 | Annpolis
21 May 2011
28 February 2011 | Annapolis, MD

It Had To Happen Sometime!

23 June 2011 | Miles River
Dave/Sunny Mid 80's
Stardate: 06232011.1600
It was our second time out on the new Midnight Breeze. Once again we were headed to Cantlers for an overnight stay. The weather was in the mid eighties, clear with 5-10 knot winds. We made it through the narrows without incident and the closer I got to the anchorage the more relax I was getting. We had just entered the no-wake zone of 6 knots or less when I asked Mary to go up front and get ready to drop the anchor when I give the signal. All of the sudden the boat lurched forward! You know that sick feeling you get, deep down in the darkest pit of your stomach when that happens. Yes, we had grounded her in the mud. Mary gave me that "you trying to throw me overboard" look and all I could do was crawl into the deepest and darkest hole I can find in my mind and hide out. As soon as I realized we had grounded I looked at the depth gauge and saw 6.1 feet. We have a 5.5 ft. keel. I should have 6 inches to go! Oh well. It took three tries but I was able to back her off into deeper water before calling Sea-Tow. Other than that little incident, the weekend went off without a hitch. I even backed the boat into the slip without hitting the dock this time. And to top the night off we had the Chesapeake's finest, Blue Crabs! This past weekend we just stayed on the boat since it was a short weekend and I had to go to DC on Tuesday for work. My daughter Angela brought the grandkids to the new boat for the first time for Fathers Day. My grandaughter Sam and my grandson Ethan had a great time just as I did. It was great seeing them. My son could not make it because he was studying for his final for flight school. So we went out on Monday after he took his solo flight. He's still flying high today! No, dad did not go a watch. This coming week will also be a short week since Mary has to work on Tuesday. Our boating days are Sunday-Tuesday. Mary has off the same days as I do so that works out just fine most of the time. We'll be getting ready for our anniversary cruise this weekend. We both took 12 days off and decided to point Midnight Breeze south and just go. We'll stop off in St. Michaels for the Fourth of July weekend and then head further south to Solomons Island for a couple of days before reversing our course and heading home.
Until next time stay safe!
Dave
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Vessel Name: Midnight Breeze
Vessel Make/Model: 2011 Beneteau 43
Hailing Port: Annapolis, MD
Crew: Dave and Mary
About: Dave is from the junk food capital of the world--Hanover, Pa. Mary is from Pikesville, Md. We plan to outfit Midnight Breeze over the next 1.5 years while cruising the Chesapeake Bay. We'll then cast off our lines and head south for the adventure we have always dreamed of.
Extra: Join us on our path to retirement. Help us along the way with your ideas and suggestions. And just maybe, somewhere in time we shall meet. To quote a nice phrase..."We are going cruising not to escape from life but to keep life from escaping us." (Betsy Holman)
Midnight Breeze's Photos - Main
Midnight Breeze Being Hauled Out
3 Photos
Created 3 November 2011
Ft. Pierce, Florida June 1, 2011
12 Photos
Created 9 June 2011
The Launching of the New Midnight Breeze
9 Photos
Created 21 May 2011
First Shots of our new boat after delivery.
8 Photos
Created 28 February 2011
Assembly line shots of the New Midnight Breeze.
3 Photos
Created 11 January 2011
July 4th Wedding
30 Photos
Created 25 July 2010
Our first sail by ourselves since our first lesson.
6 Photos
Created 9 June 2010
17 Photos
Created 26 May 2010
Midnight Breeze
8 Photos
Created 2 January 2010

About Us

Who: Dave and Mary
Port: Annapolis, MD