Geronimo is a voyage of self-discovery. Student crew members discover the joys and challenges of life aboard a 69-foot cutter as they sail along one leg of a tour that in 2017-18 will take the boat along the eastern coast of the U.S., from Rhode Island to the Bahamas and back. As they live, learn and explore together, classmates discover what it truly means to be a crew.
Our sail down the coast was faster than anticipated. We made good time on a close reach for most of the trip, with the wind continuing to veer and diminish as we neared the bay entrance. The trip up Delaware Bay was quiet and calm. Katherine and TJ made chicken parmesan, spaghetti and salad for dinner and we dined on deck just before sunset.
Celeste, Lekha and Lily were on watch with Mr. Brown (C Watch) and brought us through the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. When we emerged from the canal, we pushed down the bay and anchored up just before midnight.
This morning Bridgit put together french toast, bacon with a homemade applesauce. With a fair tide running down the bay, we got underway and made it as far as Annapolis where we anchored in the late afternoon. The students had a chance to explore town and we have plans to again go ashore in the morning.
We may have a good weather window opening up to head south around Cape Hatteras, so contemplating leaving the Bay a little earlier than planned.
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