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CAPTAIN’S LOG: Sailing a big complex schooner in tight waters

Captain’s Log Thursday, August 21, 2014 Washington DC Navy Yard Pride of Baltimore II is moored at the Navy Yard in Washington DC. A 100 nautical mile trek up the Potomac River. A river that winds serpentine like as it narrows to a navigable channel only a couple of hundred feet wide. Today there are two low level bridges to pass…

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CAPTAIN’S LOG: “The Spa” aboard PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II…a rare speciality…to be found nowhere else…

Swimming, sailing, exercise, calisthenics, weights, climbing, good food, cool drinks, naps in the morning, naps in the afternoon, fantastic deserts, all day long activities, well into the evening hours. Night-sky full of stars and the occasional planet. A half moon at the moment. Ever changing view of wide open spaces remote from crowded developments. Quiet environment save for the wind…

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At last…quiet, calm as we head up the Potomac

At 4 AM this morning, after 34 hours of steady motoring for a distance of 268 nautical miles (7.8 knot average) against a steady 25 to 30 knots of wind, PRIDE was able to stop motoring at the Patuxent River and sail into the Potomac River after breakfast this morning. The above represents an atypical grind for PRIDE. Very fortunately,…

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