Friday, July 24, 2015

Swan Creek


Callinectes sapidus

Beautiful Swimmers they know how to move
Slidin' cross the water like a steel guitar
Beautiful Swimmers stay in the groove
Riding constant currents near and far

Standing in a tidal pool just east of Baltimore
Watching little blue crabs navigate the eastern shore
Every bayou stream and river in time runs to the sea
Every flounder, tadpole, and softshell feels the choreography

There all Beautiful Swimmers who know how to move
Sneakin' pass the draggers and the oyster bars
Beautiful Swimmers just feel the groove
Painting liquid brush strokes like Renoir

Jimmy Buffet

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Deltaville Creek House



Deltaville is known as Annapolis South. We know it as a piece of heaven as we wait for our household goods to move across the country.


Saturday, July 18, 2015


Coveralls: Coveralls must be of the same fabric and color of the ODU trousers, and must be free of tears and obvious spots. Law Enforcement coveralls with "USCG" printed on the back are authorized. A V-neck white T-shirt or the standard blue U.S. Coast Guard T-shirt must be worn under the coveralls. The coveralls may be adorned with the National Ensign patch on the left shoulder and the Coast Guard Ensign patch on the right shoulder. Steel-toed boots will be worn with coveralls.

CGC Mohawk Underway Uniform Policy

North Douglas Retreat Part Two

There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm.
Patrick F. McManus
Matt (CGA 95)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

District 17

Cruising Along

Displacement tonnage is the weight of water that a ship displaces when it is floating, which in turn is the weight of a ship (and its contents).

Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

Thursday, July 9, 2015



CGC Liberty Change of Command, Juneau AK

Good-bye and fare ye well; for we'll sail no more together,
Broad seas and narrow in fair or foul weather:
We'll sail no more together in foul weather or fine,
And ye'll go your own way, and I'll go mine.

"Shipmates" (1914)
Cicely Fox Smith

Stock Up

How to Eat Various Foods:

Fresh Fruits (except citrus): At the table, either the American or Continental way. Continental is to skin the fruit, halve and stone it, then cut into small pieces and eat with a fork. The American way is to halve, quarter, and stone the fruit with the knife and fork, but not skin it (except peaches); eat the quarters with a fork. Fresh grapes and cherries are eaten whole; remove pits with the fingers; place on side of plate.

Service Etiquette (Fourth Edition) by Oretha D. Swartz

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Sea Dog

The Labrador Retriever: Descendent of the St. John's dog

Loves water.

South Douglas Island, Alaska


Rule 31: Seaplanes

The International and Inland versions of this short Rule are the same. For obvious reasons, airplanes may have difficulty complying with navigation light requirements that were written for ships.

Handbook of the Nautical Rules of the Road

Monday, July 6, 2015