Sunday, October 17, 2021

Annapolis Boat Show 2021 and Headed South

Headed South with Larry and Tracy

We are fortunate to be on the water again - but this time not on our own boat.  We are helping friends Larry and Tracy bring their boat (S/V TraSea) south from Annapolis to Brunswick, GA.   We had a great few days in the Annapolis area staying on TraSea in Fairview Marina, Pasadena, MD.  We were able to spend 2 days at the Sailboat Show, before commencing the journey south.  We had not been to he show in couple of years due to Covid and other commitments, but this year it was packed!

S/V TraSea - docked in Pasadena, MD

I am not sure if people were buying boats, but there was certainly plenty of traffic and at least the vendors that I spoke to seemed to be having a busy show.  This year, we were not really looking for any big-ticket items, but we did pick up a few things including two-way headsets that I am looking forward to try out. I also got some ideas on boarding ladders for the boat and some contacts for a couple of piling fenders that I will likely add to our home dock.
Annapolis Boat Show - 2021

We also met several other boating friends at the show and stopped by the SSCA booth -  its always just a great place to hang out and share the latest boating stories!

Friends and Family

While we were in the area, we also got a chance to catch up with my cousin Elaine and her family.  I had not seen her in several years and it was great to hang out with them for an afternoon on TraSea.......and also have the opportunity to have dinner with her daughter Hayley and family.

Larry, Tracy, Janet, Neil, Elaine and Richard

Cold Front in the Bay

Yesterday (Saturday), we left the dock and started the trip south down the Chesapeake Bay.  We took an easy start as we had boat chores/preparations in the morning and a cold front was passing through in the afternoon with a small craft advisory in effect.  Winds picked up to around 30kts as the front passed through making the bay a little choppy - but no issues as the wind was  behind us.  We did make it a few hours south finding a nice anchorage in the Rhode River inlet.  
Cold Front Passes Through
Chesapeake Bay

Today we plan to make about 30 miles or so to Solomon Island.  With the passing of the cold front, temperatures have dropped from mid to high 70s into the low 60s! - giving us encouragement to head south to warmer climates!

More updates to follow as we make progress on the trip.

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