Thursday, September 30, 2010

marine warnings

marine warnings abound on the potomac river and chesapeake bay in the wake of a month's worth of rain fall...i think its all clear tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

sailing aircraft

a rich captain commissioned this flying boat, called 'the sailing aircraft'...we will see if it makes it to production...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

pirate adventure weekend

attention hippy freaks: the renaissance fair is live and local. i hate that festival...except for the turkey legs: i need to remember a sippy hat filled with mayonaisse this time...apparently, this weekend is pirate adventure weekend at the festival...which doesnt coincide with talk like a pirate day...but anyway, people: it's on.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

skipjack tale

i have seen the chesapeake bay skipjack claud w. somers many times at the reedville fisherman's museum...most recently two weeks ago at the antique and classic boat show held there: the plaque on the 99 year old virginia-made work boat explains the sign painter accidently left the 'e' off of 'claude' when painting the skipjack's name...that is about all it said in addition to a little info on the builders...then today i ran across this article about a storm story that took the captain and his oyster crew of five's lives in a spring squall back in 1977.
yikes: it might have ghosts!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

another fishkill

the reports of yet another fishkill in the chesapeake bay...this time in cobbs creek in mathews county, virginia. they think the tens of thousands of dead menhaden and other small species were in this tributary of the piankatank river to escape the hungry bite of the rock fish...tide got low+no oxygen= aphixiated fish. so sad... this year had the most large kills of any previously recorded year...i love that they only commentor on the post lives on the creek and wanted to know how to prevent this cuz it stunk: really?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

delmarva-lious motorcycle rally

delmarva bike weekend was great: tons of bikes...tons of rides! ocean city did a great job of welcoming riders...and the weather couldnt be beat. i did not go fishing...instead i attended a midget wrestling event at a bar: good times!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

off shore fishing

i am in ocean city for bike week, but the off shore bill fishing sounds fantastic: maybe i can convince my brother to take us out tomorrow for some serious catch and release?

Friday, September 17, 2010

weekend water events

if you missed the show in reedville last weekend, head to jersey for this antique and classic boat society-judged show. there will be marine vendors, artists, custom cars, radio-controlled boats, and lots of antique and classic boats to check out at the New Jersey Museum of Boating in Point Pleasant, New Jersey from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

antique & classic boat show

this weekend was the reedville antique & classic boat show..there were some sweet rides there. 
this turquoise one was my the wings...
the annual event and parade is held at and around the reedville fisherman's museum.
they have some beautiful chesapeake bay wooden workboats there...

the skip jack claude w. somers is listed in the national register of historic places.

we missed the parade.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

chesapeake bay weekend events calendar

we have had stellar weather for many the weekend begins...
september 10-12 
•though classic hatteras yacht owners will meet up in cambridge this weekend to show off their beautiful boats,  everyone is invited to celebrate the hatteras  style by attending  the yacht open house saturday at the cambridge yacht club.

•mathews market days    

mathews county's fall festival will feature an art show, crafts demonstrations, live entertainment with outdoor dancing, children's activities and more. 

•maryland seafood festival    

sandy point state park hosts the annual seafood festival again. besides seafood, there will  be arts and crafts vendors, wine tastings, beer tastings, a crabcake eating contest, a crab-picking contest as well as a crab soup cook-off: delicious! Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

•hampton bay days    

celebrate the chesapeake bay at hampton bay days with an indoor juried art show, arts and crafts vendors, two carnivals, live music and fireworks. educate yourself at the exhibits and display workboats and research vessels, sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; sun. noon-6 p.m.

•its a star spangled banner weekend!

commemorate the writing of our national anthem in baltimore at fort mchenry, where visiting ships, military re-enactments, concerts and a symbolic naval bombardment complete with fireworks will round out the weekend. Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., concert 6 p.m., fireworks at dusk. sun. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

•september 12 

watermen's rodeo
taylors island works it out with a  workboat docking contest hosted by the local volunteer fire departments. there will also be an after party with live entertainment, food and games. 

Friday, September 3, 2010

shark in the potomac

yeah...i knew they were here...just not so close to home! a pound net caught this 8 foot bull shark in the potomac about a mile from me, then the fisherman killed it: that seems rather unneccessary: sharks are misunderstood creatures: much like myself.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

here comes earl!

batten down the hatches: hear comes earl. tonight i need to make a run to virginia to secure the premises for when hurricane earl hits friday...with at least a three foot storm surge predicted, i need to move the boat, the sea kayaks, the lawn mower and relocate the generator. five years ago, tropical depression ernesto left millions of dollars worth of damage in the neighborhood, so im not taking any chances this time.