|Schooner 'Spirit of Independence' departs- destination Fell's Point Baltimore, Maryland.|
|Commercial ship heading south on the Chesapeake Bay.|
|Joy Waters cooking lunch. Photo by Jim Dyson.|
|Sunset on the Chesapeake.|
|Whitney Rayl honing her sextant skills for nautical navigation.|
I did manage to get some sleep between midnight and 4 AM. Back on watch the wind was coming nicely out of the east and by 5:30 we decided to set sail. No sooner had we hoisted the sails, the winds shifted around to the north and died. However, as if to make up for taunting us to set sail, Mother Nature did not disappoint when it came to the sunrise.
|Sunrise on the bay just south of Annapolis, MD.|
|Sunrise near an anchored commercial ship.|
Dawn Monday morning brought us to the Bay Bridge at Annapolis. We changed watch and had a hearty breakfast of sausage and egg biscuits. From their we headed onto and entered Baltimore, toured the harbor and moored the Spirit in Fells Point.
|Bay Bridge at dawn.|
|Allen Graves at the helm with Captain J. C. Waters in the wheelhouse.|
Schooner Racing on the Bay will be reporting daily throughout the the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race with Allen Graves, Captain J.C. Waters and the crew of the schooner 'Spirit of Independence'.