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Back on the Boat

A few weeks ago we went out for a sail with the intention of spending the night at anchor at Trippe Creek, one of favorite anchorages on the Chesapeake. We had a nice sail and had just finished dropping the anchor when I received a tornado watch alert on my phone. We knew there was a chance of thunderstorms and were willing to take that risk. Tornadoes were a different story, especially when we were just over 3 hours from home. So, we pulled up the anchor and motor-sailed home, arriving just before dark. Yesterday we set out again with a plan to anchor out for a few days. It was gorgeous day and we set sail for Hudson Creek on the Little Choptank River. We dropped the anchor and had the entire anchorage to ourselves, with the exception of a pair of osprey and a bald eagle. I used our new Omnia Stovetop Oven to make a chicken, rice and vegetable casserole. It worked really well and the casserole was quite tasty. As we were getting ready for bed the mosquitoes started to swarm inside th…

Best of Both Worlds

We arrived home two weeks ago. As I checked the blog this afternoon I saw that the post I thought I had written about arriving home was not here. Another mystery. Since we have been home we have both enjoyed long, hot showers, and using the dishwasher and the washing machine.  I appreciate how much easier it is to cook in our kitchen than on the boat. I am sewing again and George is catching up on paperwork. We have resumed our daily three mile walks and trips to the gym at the YMCA three times a week. We have been reconnecting with friends in town. Spending the winter in the Bahamas and then returning home is the best of both worlds.  The weather seemed cold for us here until just a few days ago. Our friends tell us the cool spring was nothing compared to the miserable winter they had here. It makes us appreciate the Bahamas that much more. Although the temperatures were cool here the spring flowers have been beautiful.  Yesterday we went for our first day sail since we returned home. …