Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Philip called last evening from Fells Point, MD. He, Capt. Rob and the Windfall crew had a wonderful trip up the Chesapeake Bay to Baltimore. Philip reported seeing bald eagles and dolphins escorting a container ship out to sea in Norfolk. The Windfall, large as it seems to us, was quite small compared to some of the schooners 130 feet and up, Philip said. The race from Baltimore to Norfolk is scheduled to start tomorrow, I believe. But you can check by clicking on this link " The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race". I'm sure Philip will have tales to tell upon his return next week................tall and otherwise.

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  1. Anonymous4:35 PM

    My name is Zoe and I vacation on Ocracoke every year, this fall I bought a copy of Mystery at Blackbeards Cove. The book mentions the Bobby Garrish tree. I was wondering if this tree is real and where on the island it's located. Thanks, Zoe from Rockwood, TN and 13 years old

  2. Zoe, I just returned from my sailing adventure so I'm a bit late in replying to your question. The tree is real, although the book is fiction. The tree doesn't actually have a name. Audrey created the name for her book. The real tree is located on Howard Street, beside the graveyards near the end of the lane closest to School Road.