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Notes from the Road

09 October 2009 | Solomons Island, MD
Well, I got out of Annapolis on schedule and promptly sailed into a full-blown gale. It wasn't forcast to be that bad, but a couple of hours after I left, I noticed that the wind and waves kept building and soon the Coast Guard was broadcasting gale warnings on the radio. Soon after that I saw my first 50+ knot wind gust and waves began breaking over the bow.

Being the brave sort, I imediately looked for the closest port and pulled into Herring Bay. Since I didn't feel like trying to set my anchor in 40 knots of sustained winds with higher gusts, I wimped out and tied up at the marina.

On Thursday, the weather was much improved and I sailed down to Solomons Island and anchored in Back Creek for the night. I planned to continue south on Friday but they had issued a Small Craft Advisory and were forcasting strong southerly winds (right on the nose) and four-foot seas. Not as bad as the other day but unpleasant nonetheless. Since the wind was supposed to change to the west on Saturday, I decided to stay put. Enough excitement for one week!

Furthermore, in the last three days, I've managed to break my thermostat in my refridgerator (it still works I just can't turn it down), the cover to the filter on my shower sump, and my laptop. (I'm typing this on a borrowed computer)
It seems like everything I touch stops working. I'm half-afraid to go to the bathroom!

Anyway, updates may be a little sparse until I get somewhere to get my laptop fixed.
Vessel Name: Norma Fay
Vessel Make/Model: Hunter 386
Hailing Port: Racine, Wisconsin
Crew: Mike Miller
About: I recently retired from the trop-rock band the "Boat Drunks" and I'm going sailing. Heading through the Eastern Great Lakes, down the ICW and to the Bahamas for starters. Then...We'll see!
Norma Fay's Photos - Ludington to Alpena (Main)
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Created 30 August 2008
A few pics of the Family
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Created 24 July 2008

Norma Fay

Who: Mike Miller
Port: Racine, Wisconsin