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    I'm afraid my storytelling has fallen significantly behind. We arrived back home Tuesday afternoon.

    A quick summary of our travels from Taylor's Island; the following morning we headed off to Eastern Bay and the Miles River. Our destination was the quaint little town of Saint Michael's. Mainly we were looking forward to a breakfast the next morning at the Carpenter Street Saloon of cream chipped beef on toast and mimosas before heading off to Chestertown for Downrigging Weekend (Tallships and Bluegrass). When we arrived at St Michael's there was an unexpected guest at the Maritime Museum.

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    The trip to Chestertown ended with a bit of boaty rush-hour.

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    It was good to see Lynx in attendance. She's my favorite Baltimore Clipper reproduction. She's much smaller than Pride of Baltimore and more representative of what the average clipper would have looked like in my opinion.

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    After Downrigging we headed south again to Wye Island for some hiking and to hide from heavy winds in Dividing Creek.

    Once the weather let up we were off to Grace Creek off of the Choptank. At Grace Creek, we stopped at P. T. Hambleton's, a traditional oyster dock where Suzanne dinghied in and procured a bucket of oysters.

    Once the oysters were aboard, we proceeded to San Domingo Creek where we found some cruising friends anchored. We shared our oysters and a sunset, and the next morning headed in to Carpenter Street for another breakfast of cream chipped beef.

    We then crossed the Chesapeake to the Rhode River for more hiking at SERC.

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    Part of the facility is the Java Plantation, which may or may not have been bought with prize money from the defeat of HMS Java.

    From there it was two more days sailing north and we were back in our home slip.

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    Well thanks for all your reports on your cruise Dobbs.
    Noe that it is over I don't know what I shall do with the rest of the winter!

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    You're certainly welcome, Rob! Thanks for the rep!

    Grace has been tucked in for her long Winter's nap. Now it's time for sailing little plastic ships on a table indoors.

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    She looks as if she will be very snug for the winter.
    I look forward to seeing your smaller ships taking up the challenge for the winter.
    Thanks again for the very interesting and informative illustrated summer log of your voyage.

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