Sunday Sailing

The weather seemed iffy. Strong winds and cloudy from our vantage point on the creek. It promised to be a blustery sail, but we were deceived by the land breeze.

Out on the bay it was perfect: 8-10 knots of SW breeze made for smooth sailing in the lee of the southwestern shore of Herring Bay. Many clouds frowned by, but none were sad enough to cry, leaving only shadows for contrasty photos with nice backdrops.

Ms. C
Ms C, a saucy little cat boat strutted by, showing us all sides of her figure.
Ms. C
A good view of her stern quarter, and the nice sweep of her sheer evident along the port side.
Ms. C
Close on board we can see the crew having a great time. . . and wondering why Ruth is taking so many photos of them. Can’t help it. We’re suckers for cat boats.
Rick Bailey
The skipper’s pretty relaxed today, though looking older than that guy I saw in the mirror this morning.

There were many boats out today – mostly sailboats, for obvious reasons. We enjoyed the parade of sails. The moderate breezes and temperatures made for a perfect two hours on the water, and after 8.16 nautical miles, we were back in our slip tying up.

Rick Bailey

Rick Bailey sails the Chesapeake Bay with his wife, Ruth, on a Watkins 27 coastal cruiser. Rick is retired and writes the "middlebaysailing" blog (

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