September 20, 2013

Pictures from a Thursday Evening

I love Baltimore, but you’ve already gathered that, haven’t you? This is one of the reasons I love this place: I went to have dinner with two friends, one of whom lives downtown. As we waited for our third friend, we watched the local sailing club’s Thursday night races. They were starting just 100 yards from my friend’s deck, and they were literally tacking their boats just yards away from us.

We had a chance to watch the start of one of the races, which, if you’re watching from a distance, looks like complete chaos. Certain boats have the right-of-way, and others have to move to give them room. There can be a lot of screaming and yelling, but once everyone’s over the line, it’s all good… unless you hit another boat. Here’s a little video of the start.

 

To make the evening even better, we got to watch a near-full moon rise above Baltimore’s harbour. It was just gorgeous with the different sailboats, including an old Skipjack, floating on the water. Shortly after that, the famed Domino Sugars sign lit up and cast a beautiful reflection across the water. All in all, a wonderful and magical night with friends.

16 comments:

  1. What a beautiful event. No wonder Cardiff, at one time, was twinned with Baltimore. They look so similar on the waterline. Love that full moon. We went outside to pay homage to her last night, big, bright and clear here in Cardiff too.
    Di
    xoxo

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    1. Di... I was hoping that you'd see this! The two cities are very similar. And it was a beautiful night.

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    2. Cardiff, huh? Coming to visit your fair city in May and could not be more excited!

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  2. Don't you just love September? Baltimore is special, any city on the water makes me happy though- especially with a full moon!

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  3. Ha! That was me ( corndog!) Didnt realize my son was signed onto google!

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  4. Thank you very much for sharing the images on the waterfront. Another wonderful contribution for the fishbowl.

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  5. Thanks for this wonderful shot of the DSC boats! This was the final set of races before our annual Charm City's Ya Gotta Regatta Fundraiser for our outreach and accessible programs this weekend! If its okay we would love to share these shots with our members.

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    1. Of course, Lynn! Happy to have them included. You might add that I was a board member of the DSC for a number of years! And don't forget to link the little video!

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  6. just watched the video + great. I was raised on the water so love it all. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  7. Meg! Thanks for this! I sure do miss B'more!! xx

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  8. My husband is from Baltimore and when we used to visit he always said he knew he was home when he saw the Domino Sugar sign. Since she passed away we haven't been down there so much which is really sad. Thanks for the memories.

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  9. P.T.D. - I have only sailed once. And it was as a passenger during a race similar to the one you show here, "The Duck Dodge" on Lake Union in Seattle.

    Your choice of music is great but I imagine the sounds of crew (yelling as you confirmed) and the creaking of boat and riggings would be entertaining too! Makes me want to beg a passenger spot on one of the boats I see every Thursday here in the ocean off Dana Point, CA. With the hopes I would also learn to crew. The combination of being out on the water and in a competition - heaven! :-)

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  10. Hi Meg,

    I remember the Inner Harbor well, from when I lived there (15 years ago now!). Great pictures and the Domino Sugar sign brings back memories.

    BTW, I am hosting a great giveaway on my site this week for Jan Shower's new interior deign book, Glamorous Retreats. I would like to invite you to stop over and enter!

    Becky

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