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Namani at Sea
The travels of Nana, Markus and Nick aboard Namani
Namani Airborne ...
Markus
22-Oct-2011, Chesapeake Bay

... almost. We did get to play with our new Parasailor along the way, an innovative spinnaker-type sail with a paraglider wing integrated into the sail. It flies in an amazingly stable way. In addition, Nicky enjoys his new comfort-seat on the foredeck (aka the Parasailor bag before and after hoisting):


06 - US East Coast Southbound
Addendum...
Markus
21-Oct-2011, Hudson Creek, Little Choptank River, Chesapeake Bay

... just noticed that the previous post was truncated at the end. What we meant to say was: After all this time at a town mooring in Annapolis it feels as if we have to get our sea legs back again. We promptly ran aground on our way to the Hudson Creek anchorage in a spot where the chart shows plenty of water (see picture above; soundings in feet - we draw six of them). Seems as if there is not only the concept of true and apparent wind, but also something like "true and apparent depth"... Luckily it's all soft sand and mud around here, so we were able to wiggle Namani out of there and then followed a very kind boat from Buckport, ME, who - with a five foot draft - offered to serve as our depth scout into the channel.

06 - US East Coast Southbound
At Anchor Again
Markus
21-Oct-2011, Hudson Creek, Little Choptank River, Chesapeake Bay

After 2 1/2 weeks (which included a 5-day trip back to Germany for Nicky and Markus to see Oma and Opa) we finally did say good bye to Annapolis again. We started heading further south, planning to meet our friends from Boundless in Virginia tomorrow or on Sunday and then proceed towards Norfolk.

Annapolis has been a real highlight and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. That included the Boat Show (which made us proud owners of a new Parasailor) and also a very nice visit by/afternoon sail with Bonnie, Bill and Phoebe (incl. a sleep over by the latter two) . As in many places down the East Coast, colonial and early US history was lurking behind every corner. We went to the Maryland State House yesterday to see the original letter/speech by which George Washington resigned his commision as a general after a successful revolutionary war. An act that really stands out in today's day and age...

06 - US East Coast Southbound

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