Monthly Archives: September 2011

Sunday, September 4th – the final stretch

At 6:30 AM, the anchor is raised for the last time.  It is Labor Day weekend, the unofficial end of summer and the end of our summer cruise.  By 1:30 PM, Cutter Loose has a full tank of fuel and is … Continue reading

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Saturday, September 3rd

Today is the fifth consecutive day of fine weather for cruising.  Our destination is Chesapeake City, located on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.  The anchor is up at 6:15 AM in order to enter Cape May Channel precisely when the … Continue reading

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Friday, September 2nd

Since the passage of Irene, the succesive days of favorable weather have enabled us to make steady progress towards Rock Hall.  At 7 AM, the anchor is up in Rum Cove.   The wind this morning is from the east which is blowing directly … Continue reading

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Thursday, September 1st

In the pre-dawn darkness, I am perched precariously over the bow pulpit.  With a flashlight in one hand and the deck wash hose in the other, I spray the mud from the chain rode and anchor as it is being … Continue reading

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