Kaimusailing

s/v Kaimu Wharram Catamaran

Vessel Name: Kaimu
Vessel Make/Model: Wharram Custom
Hailing Port: Norwalk, CT
Crew: Andy and the Kaimu Crew
About: Sailors in the Baltimore, Annapolis, DC area.
24 November 2022 | St. Marys, GA
21 November 2022 | St. Marys, GA
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27 October 2022 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD
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25 September 2022 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD
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07 August 2022 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD
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Recent Blog Posts
24 November 2022 | St. Marys, GA

Goodbye Helicopter Dave

I had agreed to help Geoff, the chemist, prep veggies for the St Marys Thanksgiving Feast for Cruising Sailors, held annually at Thanksgiving Day. I biked to his waterfront home and we got to work. 5 lbs of carrots were julienned and parboiled. A bag of shallots was peeled and minced. Geoff sauteed [...]

21 November 2022 | St. Marys, GA

Untitled

I promise not to write too much about NFL football. Not this time though.

12 November 2022 | St. Marys, GA

Cream of Chicken Mushroom Florentine Soup

I unloaded the rental car and the next day drove it to the Jacksonville airport to return it. Geoff, the chemist, picked me up in his beater car, a Hyundai. It has 273,000 miles on it. I said don’t wash it, it might fall apart if you dissolve the rust.

08 November 2022 | St. Marys, GA

Tropical Storm Nicole

The gloomy weather was broken now and then by a day with some sunshine. It is chilly in the mornings and it has rained quite a bit. On a good afternoon I could get my shopping done or go to the Legion for supper. Now I appreciate a ride more than before, as night falls, the thermometer does also, [...]

27 October 2022 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD

Shrimp Malbec

I texted that this year seems to be a lot about troubles. It seems everyone I know has faced difficult times with illness, death, and a feeling of being overwhelmed by it all. Crisfield seems to have taken a step backwards, or continuing its decline in population and business. The town that has nothing [...]

18 October 2022 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD

Crisfield Heritage Festival

I had another evening at the Legion and drank enough to crash the bike on my way back. I made it OK to the marina but made a bad move and went down on the pavement. Road rash. Back aboard SUNSPLASH I mopped up oozing blood with baby wipes. The next morning I was very sore and stiff. There was a [...]

Winners and Winners

19 September 2022 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD
Cap'n Chef Andy | Mild Fall Weahter
I have to say something about the Russian incursion into Ukraine and the resilience that has thrown them back somewhat. I have both Polish and Ukraine ancestry and the Ukraine portion was Ukraine Cossack. What that means is they were mercenaries who were hired to keep the raiders from the steppes at bay, and then they were given some land. If you go to YouTube and watch Cossack rodeos you will see that they were fierce horsemen, and in the old days wars were won by cavalry on horseback. "My kingdom for want of a horse." The Cossacks were hired by the Russians as personal army for the Tsar. It is not a good idea to go to their land and assault them. I wish them well in the face of the criminal Russian assault.
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I am not a proponent of military fighting to resolve anything, but we must look into ourselves at what might happen in our own neighborhoods. People are buying guns and arming themselves. There are already killings based on religious and racial differences. The factions are vehemently opposed, our election system might be disregarded by some who won't accept the will of the majority. An ocean going boat that is self sufficient is not a bad idea and boats are very cheap right now.
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The Somers Cove Marina seems almost empty now and the streets of Crisfield are equally quiet. There is an event in a couple of weeks that may cause some activity, the J. M. Tawes Crab and Clam Bake. Tickets are $75 to keep out the riff-raff, like me. If it's an all you can eat affair the ticket price is not unreasonable. I have a note scribbled on recent correspondence, crabs ½ bushel $85. I am happy with a salmon salad sandwich made with 1/3 of $.97 can of salmon. Eve, the artist, is attending the Crab and Clam Bake, she has political clout and will be sitting with those people. My own political clout arrived in a paper ballot request that I mailed out today. I like the idea that I can vote and not have to ride to the polls on a bicycle in the rain.
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The big political contest in Maryland is the governor race. Same in Georgia. Polls indicate the race in Georgia is currently too close to call. It is hard to find data on the Maryland race, but interestingly, the Democratic candidate has raised a lot more money than the Republican and that includes donations from Republicans to the Democrat. In fact, the Republican Senate Caucus donated to the Democratic candidate. The Republican candidate also hasn't been endorsed by the incumbent Republican governor. I am sure more information will rise to the surface, it is now only the dog days of September.
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I had dinner with Helicopter Dave and Roughrider Lynn, my old friends from the boatyard, at Fisherman's Grille. We had been shocked at the prices previously, so this time we scaled back. My burger with sweet corn and two orange crush drinks, with tip, came to $45.
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The next day was the opening of an Arts Council exhibit by members. My forays to the vicinity of the Arts Council Gallery near the city dock included my morning bike ride when I was again hailed as Chris, a certainly different fellow who rides bikes, but I guess any white guy riding a bike is Chris, we all look alike. The second ride was as an unpaid bicycle courier to bring boat survey documents to Tawes Insurance, located near the dock. It is a short ride from the marina.
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Later I sat on a bench seat in front of the art gallery that had a piece of art as its backrest. My bike was stashed right around the corner of the building. After a while Teri, the artist, made her way to the building and I said, Ahoy, and we went in, greeted by the president of the arts council, but the place was really empty.
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We were offered wine and started the counterclockwise viewing of member's art. We eventually got to her piece of art, an exquisite finely detailed painting of a fishing shack at the end of a shaky pier. She said shortly after painting it it got blasted away in a storm, in fact, she said she had bad luck with many of her subjects.
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Another lady of the arts council approached us and commented about people gathering where people were already gathered. She is a psychoanalyst. I said, like when people are pointing at the sky? Exactly. She was enamored of the painting and bought it.
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There was wine, cheese, and other food available, but I didn't want to eat much. I could be a member of the arts council for $10, as a senior, and I could submit some of my photography, if I wanted to do that, but I don't. It wouldn't be fair. In other exhibitions, as last season, there were spectacular prints of photographs that I envied. Not this time. I showed some photos I recently took on my phone and I appreciate when an artist looks at something and says that's beautiful, even if they are just being polite. Some of my photos need some time to appreciate.
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As the exhibition was ending I wanted to leave and get on my bicycle. I didn't want Teri to leave at the same time, that would create a scandal in this small town. She did. It was nice talking to her and we both said we were glad that the other had come. She should be glad, she came into the exhibit and sold a painting in about 30 minutes. I said, if you sold a painting every 30 minutes then you'd really have something, but you'd have to paint one every 30 minutes. Not so, she said.
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I am a football junkie and although I couldn't watch my NY Jets game, the Ravens were playing the Dolphins and I wanted to see the Dolphins Hawaiian quarterback. Lamar Jackson, the Ravens quarterback, who was trying to get a big payday from the team, played spectacularly. The score was 28-7 at the half with Jackson throwing 3 touchdown passes and having a perfect quarterback rating. The Jets score was shown at the bottom of the screen, tied at the half. In the 4th quarter of the Ravens game, Tua Tagovailoa, the Dolphins quarter back brought his team back, down by 3 touchdowns, and threw for a total of 6 touchdowns. At the same time the Jets score posted at the bottom of the screen now and then became a loss by the score of 30-17, but when both games were over the Jets final was 31-30, winning by one point, how did they do that.
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It turned out they scored a touchdown, did an onside kickoff and kept the ball, threw a second touchdown with 22 seconds left in the game. A pleasant shock for Jets fans. The Jets play the Bengals next week, a team they had beaten last year in an upset.
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The image is of another sunset taken at the Legion.
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