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Log Book: Chesapeake City - September 26, 2003

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We had a mighty stranding right after coming out of the river. Taking a shortcut back to the canal we got grounded in just over 2 feet of water. The water was pressing the boat and we were unable to move. I hanged myself on the one side of the boat holding on to the shrouds and Maciek skillfully used sails and engine to navigate us out. After some fearful moments we were free.

With a divine speed we were gaining ground, going with the tid, sailing and motoring we did mysterious 7 knots and arrived at the Canal to the Chesapeake Bay. We filled up gas at some marina in the outback and....tada....got a chart for the bay. We also took the possibility to release some pressure in our guts. You know what I mean, spear you with details.

Well, Chesapeake City was a blessing. Free dock, water and a little city park with electricity right behind the library. So right now I'm sitting outside in a light summer night breeze enjoying good funky live music from the bar across the river. The lights and the smell of the summer go by and leave memories. It has been a blessed day. A guy we had seen all the 3 days before, Neal, sailing in a Catamaran Ming, accompanied us to a poorly equipped grocery store, later he came by on his dinghy and suddenly gave us two chart kits, just for free. All the charts we need from Chesapeake to freaking Florida!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, greetings from your German friend, Johannes. God takes care of his sons. Sometimes, we have a little argument as I am often too lazy to tidy up in and around the boat. I promised to improve in that matter. Yes, life is hard here, too, sometimes. Forgiveness is the word of the day. People, live in forgiveness. Amen.

By the way, today, celebrate with us the first month of our journey.

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