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

Interesting weather patterns

17 June 2013 | Torrential rain for six hours
Herrington Harbour North Marina
In the last few days two major thunderstorms have passed through the area. Winds were not so bad but rainfall was torrential and lightening pretty scary. For the duration of the storm we unplugged from shorepower just in case there was a local hit.

It wasn't all bad - the endless deluge confirmed that Alexia had no leaks and we were able to tick off the deck washing we were planning for later in the week!

I took this photograph of the Doppler radar from my computer in the first of the storms on 14th June. We are in the bay area shown to the bottom right of the picture - as you can see from the weather cones we were right in its path.

This particularly nasty looking shape stretched from southern Georgia almost into Canada.
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.