Rose, Nip, Little T, Aeon, Molly, Whisper, Caesura and UNA. Sharon and Kirk, Peter, Kevin, Barry, Bob, Dennis, Doug and me with Huck. We all experienced a wonderfully long weekend by invitation from Floyd and Francie to enjoy their charming river house and sail the Yeocomico, a sleepy rural river jeweled with old homes and nestled on the south shore of the Potomac. To eat, sail, eat, sail, drink, eat, sleep became an easy rhythm to fall into. That we did. The hosts’ southern hospitality was sublime. Each meal highlighted Francie’s fantastic cooking and conversation was peppered with Floyd’s “histories” . No pounds were lost on this trip. My mornings started with coffee and country walks with Huck. Full breakfast fare proceeded gentle reaches downriver. Return trips tacked from bank to bank back home. Cocktails were savored with late afternoon breezes under big shade trees. From our roost we saw the sun set and a full moon rise. Lightning bugs, yelping of distant coon hounds, water reflections and tales told tall closed each day. What better way is there to spend with friends? This “bed and breakfast” sailing is hard to beat. Thank you Floyd and Francie! Thank you.
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Eddie Outstanding as always!
Kirk, sorry Rose was not in focus, but I think the “feel” was there. Great seeing you and Sharon. Hope again soon-
Thanks so much till our next breeze together
Soon I hope!
Nice video, as always. And many thanks for introducing me to another track by one of my early guitar heroes.
Hey Chris, been searching for more obscure tracks from known and appreciated artist. Find one now and then.
Thanks! That is very charming.
Thanks Robert. Been enjoying your latest entries. Many get me closer to picking up the brushes.
Very nicely done, Eddie. I haven’t eaten since Sunday breakfast – just trying to shed the five pounds I gained over the weekend. Truly remarkable weekend.
Yep. Was up 3 Sunday. Down 2 now. Lost control. I blame Francie.
Sounds good to me. You want to target a day next week? Wednesday is my only bad day. Grandkid for the day. Let me know.
Very nice setting and a nicely done video Eddie. What is the big yawl?
Thanks. Steel Tancook schooner I think.
Excellent video, much appreciated
The steel boat at the ramp is a Pinky Schooner (traditional Maine and Nova Scotia fishing boat) designed by Tom Colvin.
Tom Colvin 1925- 2014, was boat designer and builder lived in Mathews County Va on East River mid 50’s to mid 70’s. He gained his Master in Sail (any ocean, any tonnage) at age 20.
Thanks for the detail Floyd. You and Francie were fantastic to host our motley crew. See you both soon I hope.
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Totally gealous of your time together: next year with my figures crossed. See many of you soon in ME. H
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Great video! Actually, I saw it when it first came out and Floyd told me about it but I didn’t remember to leave a comment. Better late than never.
I live on the West Yeocomico River near the boat launch ramp, saw y’all out there, and got a few photos myself. I may have sent some of them to Floyd but I’ll add posting them somewhere and sending a link to my “to-do” list.