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

Welcome to the Boating Life!

19 August 2010
Dave/ 82 Clear
Star Date:08192010.1255
Winterization says I, why says you? And with that Midnight Breeze has an appointment for this winters layup. October 25th is the big day. Why so early some people would ask? Well she's scheduled to get a new motorized windless and another battery bank and two solar cells. We are also debating on having chaps made for our dinghy.
On another note....
A smelly thing happened last week while at our marina. It must have been around 12 or 1 am when Mary woke me up saying she smells something awful. I agreed. It smelt like the city built a new sewage treatment plant in the slip next to us. Since I was the closest to the head I was elected to investigate. You can guess what I found. Mary came over looked in and said you clean it up and I will disinfect. She looked at me and said; well it is your boat! After it was all done I took the panel off behind the head where the holding tank is located. Now, the tank was ¾ full according to the indicator, however when I looked at the tank it was less than half full. Yep, the other 1/3 I had just cleaned up. The tank looked solid but I noticed a little drip around the side inspection cap that is used to clean the tank out. The huge cap must have a seal and that is what gave way. What a mess! I'll have to go to Beneteau and see about a replacement. I cannot find it in the manual. I can say this, we may never be ready in three years to let go of the lines but I will know every system on Midnight Breeze. Every week it's something new. There is some truth to some of the articles that I have read, suggesting just do it and things will work itself out during the trip.
Welcome to boating says' you, Aye says I.
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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