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You know you are back in the Chesapeake and close to home when:

27 Apr 2013 4:52 PM | Madi Yates (Administrator)
  • You start dodging multi-color crab pots set out in welcome for your arrival
  • Pink Flamingos turn into Blue Herons
  • Other boats are not passing you within 10 feet of your port or starboard
  • The channels are so wide and deep you can stop worrying all day about going aground
  • You can set your auto helm to the nearest 10 degrees and leave it there for hour
  • The water is smooth as glass (today), not clear as glass like in the Bahamas
  • Yellow tree pollen is floating on the water
  • The Mahi Mahi turn into Striped Bass
  • You watch closely for really fast mega tankers, fore and aft
  • The prevailing wind direction is…wait…but of course…its right on the nose
  • Your trolling fishing pole with the big lure is pretty much worthless; ditto the small lure
  • You start making lists of the things you have to do when you get back home
  • Motor sailing 74 miles to get to Solomon’s Island in one day makes perfect sense
  • You get text messages saying “Welcome Home!”
  • No one is whistling, one or two
  • Your smartphone finally works again for calls, texts and data
  • The technician calls from under your house to say the dehumidifier sounds like an airplane taking off; she is dragging it out; she thinks all the sawdust from the remodel is causing it problems and btw, you need a new vapor barrier, ugh!
  • You start making doctor appointments to replace the ones you missed for six months
  • The white and black Ospreys sitting on twig nests above the red and green channel markers peep-peep-peep as you go by
  • You don’t need think about where you are going to do the laundry, you already know
  • Hundreds of small fishing boats dot the bay; Rockfish season opened last Sunday
  • You hear that your little sports car’s battery is dead
  • The Pelicans turn into Geese, the honking kind
  • You sign up for the BCYC boating season kickoff party at the Higgis on Minnow Creek, knowing you can get there
  • The tug of home is felt more strongly than ever, vapor barrier, new car battery and all!


  • 28 Apr 2013 11:57 AM | Anonymous
    Welcome Home, Madi and John, and all the other "Southern BCYC-ers"!
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  • 01 May 2013 2:24 PM | Shay Collins
    I absolutely love your ...."you know you are back in the Chesapeake.........." Since Guy and I have
    been there before when arriving home to the Chesapeake, I would lament.....I just wish the the was blue BUT it is always good to be home. Welcome home!
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  • 02 May 2013 9:41 PM | Patti Bartlett
    Welcome home. We have missed you. Spring finally came to Maryland, and it came all at once.
    Patti and Bob
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