Midnight Breeze

The Adventure Continues: 1.5 Years and Counting;We're Almost There! Join Us for That Final Push.

About Us

Who: Dave and Mary
Port: Annapolis, MD
19 April 2012 | Pikeville, MD
21 January 2012 | Annapolis
03 November 2011 | Bay Bridge Marina
15 October 2011 | Pikesville, MD
23 September 2011 | Bay Bridge Marina
04 September 2011 | Bay Bridge Marina
27 August 2011 | Pikesville, MD
27 August 2011 | Stevensville, MD
25 August 2011 | Stevensville, MD
23 July 2011 | Solomons Island
16 July 2011 | Chesapeak Bay
16 July 2011 | St. Michaels
16 July 2011 | St. Michaels
15 July 2011 | St. Michaels
23 June 2011 | Miles River
11 June 2011 | Miles River
21 May 2011 | Annpolis
21 May 2011
28 February 2011 | Annapolis, MD

Our First Sunset On Midnight Breeze

25 May 2010
Dave: Sunny, 78 degrees
Stardate 052529010.1425
Well, it's been along time since the last post but a lot has taken place and shape. First I sold the house. Man was I lucky to get it sold in 5 months! Mary and I split the furniture between our house in Pikesville Maryland and our condo in West Palm Bech. The furniture in Pikesville has been delivered and we are heading down to Florida this coming weekend to take delivery on Monday. Between all this moving Midnight Breeze was splashed and delivered to the marina. And our first full day of sailing lessons is in the history books. I must say sailing is a lot harder than power boating. We really had some hard laughs with the captain. Now, remember I have never been sailing before, but when Captain Gordon said start hauling in the main sheet I asked him how the hell was I going to take the sail down by myself. I had no idea a sheet was a line!!!! I must have dozed off for that lesson. But all in all I think Mary and I did fine. We spent the first two hours going over the systems of the boat and then the next two hours motoring, pulling into our slip and fuel dock and doing several different maneuvers. The last four hours were spent learning the different points of sail with the main and jib. Now, that was three weeks ago. We haven't had time to take her out since because of our other commitments. We are scheduled for a second lesson on June 12th. Hopefully we will have Midnight Breeze out on our own for some practice.
Until next time BE SAFE!
Vessel Name: Midnight Breeze
Vessel Make/Model: 2011 Beneteau 43
Hailing Port: Annapolis, MD
Crew: Dave and Mary
About: Dave is from the junk food capital of the world--Hanover, Pa. Mary is from Pikesville, Md. We plan to outfit Midnight Breeze over the next 1.5 years while cruising the Chesapeake Bay. We'll then cast off our lines and head south for the adventure we have always dreamed of.
Extra: Join us on our path to retirement. Help us along the way with your ideas and suggestions. And just maybe, somewhere in time we shall meet. To quote a nice phrase..."We are going cruising not to escape from life but to keep life from escaping us." (Betsy Holman)

About Us

Who: Dave and Mary
Port: Annapolis, MD