Cruising on Alexia

An informal update of our travels for Family and Friends

05 September 2013
27 June 2013
27 June 2013
27 June 2013
20 June 2013 | William wears kneepads to protect from the heat of the deck
17 June 2013 | Torrential rain for six hours
13 June 2013 | Herring Bay off Chesapeake Bay
08 June 2013 | Miles River, Maryland
08 June 2013 | Amelia at the helm with a helping hand from DAD
28 May 2013 | Just a short half mile journey across the River
27 May 2013 | Free dockage at the city marina
24 May 2013 | Narrow and shallow
24 May 2013 | Visitor Centre Dock
24 May 2013 | We're at the top
24 May 2013 | Going up
24 May 2013 | The gates close behind us

The Youngest Yachtmistress

08 June 2013 | Amelia at the helm with a helping hand from DAD
St Michaels, Chesapeake Bay MD
The Rappahannock, the Potomac, the Patuxent , the Choptank, the Honga and the Nanticoke are only six of many major rivers and streams that exit off Chesapeake B ay and where we had superb anchorages on our way to St Michaels, Maryland which sits nestled in a cosy bay off the Miles River on the east side.

This small village has a quiet and unhurried feel about it despite the bustling tourist business in the background. Its historic district is beautifully preserved, museums burst with artifacts from the civil war, take a sunset cruise on old skipjack oyster boats, visit the winery - the tourist brochure was full of things we never managed to do.

William's nephew Tom and his wife Audra are due to arrive tomorrow with the latest member of the family - the lovely 8 month old Amelia. We are hoping for a weekend of relaxed sailing but the weather has other ideas although somehow it didn't seem to matter.

Eateries thrive around the harbor and lunch on their arrival was a great experience at the Crab Claw Restaurant over looking the harbor. William and Tom were knee deep in the debris of steamed crab, Audra and I took the vegetarian route with delicious salads.

Our sail the next day had Amelia showing us how it should be done - with a smile.
Vessel Name: Alexia
Vessel Make/Model: Hallberg Rassy 42 built in 1998. She's extremely comfortable aboard with two ensuite cabins. Endless useful equipment like microwave, bilge pump counter, bowthrusters, Mastervolt generator, air conditioning, 12v freezer,
Hailing Port: London, United Kingdom
Crew: William Spouse and Frances Rogers
About: William has been a competitive sailor most of his life and introduced Frances to the boating life 29 years ago. In that time they have chartered many sailboats in Europe and the Caribbean finally purchasing Alexia in 2007.
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