|The blue blip in the center |
was our MOB exercise
We left in the morning around 8am, after coffee, breakfast, and quick dinghy ride to walk the dog.
|Local kids at the anchorage|
had some fouled lines on their
sailboat. You can see one of them
climbing the mast to fix it.
Navionics is our primary app. We search for a destination and it plots a course, taking into account our draft and our size. It isn't 100% accurate, since it fails to take our height into consideration. We've had to turn around because that bridge up ahead won't open and we can get under it.
AquaMaps is great for depth information. Russ keeps it updated with the latest Army Corp of Engineers scans. It's invaluable in much of the south on the ICW, where depths can be seriously lacking.
The boat also has a Garmin navigation system, but we use that more for an additional map. It does display AIS information (if a boat has it, like we do, we can see them, their speed, and direction on the map), which is useful. I'm a fan of redundancy. I like many things to agree "this is where you are," "this is what's around you," and "this is where you're going."
|Fort McHenry in the foreground of the Baltimore skyline.|
|And the flag IS still there. Moreover, it's the same flag.|
Well, okay, not the same flag, but the flag of 1814 when the song was written.
Count the stars.
|Blue Bob, recovering from his ordeal.|
That little experience under our belt Russ piloted us up the Patapsco River, into the marina, and docked us.
|Strawberry Crumble.... Mmmmmm|