Fathers Day Weekend 2005


Each year for the last few years we have sailed to St. Michael's, MD for the Antique and Classic Boat Festival at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. This annual boat event is the largest of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region! It features over 100 antique and classic boats, boatbuilding demonstrations, maritime craft vendors, live music, food, and more.

After a pleasant sail across the Chesapeake Bay, up Eastern Bay, and down the Miles River we found a nice spot to anchor for the weekend. The next day we will be surrounded with boats.

But for now Sea Dragon is in a peaceful anchorage at St. Michaels MD

The boat show is a collection of restored wooden boats, most of which are classic runabouts. The runabouts are clearly my favorite.
While walking the docks and admiring the boats we heard a noise and saw the crowd move toward the sea wall. To our amazement, we saw a dinghy with an air foil moving across the harbor... Next thing we knew it was taking off. It circle over head a few times then flew away.
Back to the classics.
At some point everyone needs a break from the power boats.
After a long day at the boat show there is nothing like fresh crabs.... Do we have anything in our crab pot?
Look Mom fresh crabs!
After a wonderful weekend of sun and nice breezes, we started home. On the way home the wind began to pickup. As we neared the mouth of Eastern Bay, I went forward to put a reef in the main. As I was working on the reef I heard my wife scream "There is a tornado...." This is what I saw when I turned around!

Channel 16 went crazy! We tracked the storm head and spout on the radar for the next 2 hours as we raced across the Chesapeake.

As we neared Herring Bay the sky began to clear and the rain stopped.

The weekend is over......

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