Thursday, October 21, 2010

Morgan 34

I had no idea what a Morgan 34 was until we went sailing with Kelly's friend, Cameron, on Sunday.  He lives on his 34' boat (a Morgan sailboat) and loves to take people out in it.  I am not much of a boat lover ~ I have not relly had the opportunity to be around the water much.

But we had a terrific afternoon and the weather was great.  And we got to meet some more of Cameron's friends: Aletheia, Christine, Angela, Clint, Pam, Kelly and me (along with the skipper Cameron).  It was a fun afternoon.
Cameron gave us a safety briefing which included what channel his radio was on and where the life jackets were.  Pam Kelly and I found a spot up on the bow and spent most of the afternoon there.  We went by some very large naval ships in the harbor after leaving the marina.
We also passed the cruise ship Carnival Glory.  We could see people loading up for the cruise when we left the harbor, then it was making its way out toward the Chesapeake Bay when we returned just before sunset.
We left the marina in Norfolk, went up the Elisabeth River, past the Navy shipyards and the USS Wisconsin, on past Craney Island Navy Depot and out not far from the entrance into the Cheasapeake Bay.  Then we returned the same way.  It was a breezy but peaceful day (except for the wake left by a couple of big boats that passed us) and a great one for sailing!

It was a new experience and gave me a bit of appreciation for those people that love to sail.  I can see why it is so enjoyable.  We had a great time!
Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles!  Have a wonderful week!


  1. This post post brings back many fond memories. Before we started full timing in an RV, we were fully into sailing. The Morgan is a great boat.

    Looks like it was a great day on the water.

  2. What fun! Also you got to sail in one of the more popular areas of the US to experience the sport.

    Mac & Dianna

  3. To me a Morgan is a horse. I had one a few years ago. Best horse I ever had. Loved him. He came down with cholic and we had to have him put down. I suppose a Morgan boat is a good thing too!

    Looks like you are having a grand time out there.

  4. Like you, I don't know a thing about boating....just that it's a wonderful thing to do on a beautiful day. Looks like you had a fun one!

  5. Looks like a great day out on the water. Nice boat - 34 feet!

    Love your new header picture too!

    p.s. if it's not brand new, then I must have been asleep for not noticing it before!!

  6. We cruised out of Norfolk once...but it was on the USS JFK when our son was stationed on it..It as parents a cruise. There is something very "freeing" about being out on a boat..kind of like riding a motorcycle without the nasty helmet..letting the wind blow through your hair...Looks like you had a great day of it!!!

  7. sail away!..what a great day!!..I love the ocean and quiet and peaceful.

  8. Loved your pictures. Looks like a wonderful day! We saw an old time paddle cruise ship tonight when we were returning from the kids' place to the RV. It was all lit up and we could see people relaxing in the two lounges.

    Have a blessed day!

  9. Wow.. looks like you guys had a really nice time!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard