A Frozen Flashback

It's been a rather chilly winter in the Annapolis area this year.  The Chesapeake Bay was nearly frozen over toward the end of January, so much so that the annual fundraiser Polar Bear Plunge was cancelled due to dangerous conditions.  Heck, during the one of the many snow large events of 2010, the event still went on!  It's been colder than a.........

Three foot waves, snow, 25+ knot wind with negative wind chill and broken ice crashing onto the usually serene sandy shore. 

Three foot waves, snow, 25+ knot wind with negative wind chill and broken ice crashing onto the usually serene sandy shore. 

In the spirit of wintery weather, here are a few flashbacks of previous years aboard CALIX during memorable snow events.  Haydn makes a few furry appearances as well, given how much he loves snow.  Mention the word and he's ready to go outside!

December 2007, only one month after I purchased CALIX.  She didn't even have her name yet or the hailing port.

An early March snow in 2009 with the wind whipping up from the NW but the pilings coated with snow from the NE.

Originally from Georgia...  who knew he'd love snow?

Originally from Georgia...  who knew he'd love snow?

The now legendary Snowpacolypse of 2010.  She was toasty warm inside with that layer of snow insulation outside.  Like an igloo!

Water Lilly, a 35' Florida Bay Coasters, looks like she's going over if she gets any more wind drift snow from the covered slips roof.

Water Lilly, a 35' Florida Bay Coasters, looks like she's going over if she gets any more wind drift snow from the covered slips roof.

Luckily, this was near the end of the storm and also that there was no serious damage.  The owners, live-aboards, were in FL.

A drift that was mid-thigh or about 30" which Haydn bounded through and scared the crap out of me, lest he miss the dock.  Boys...

A drift that was mid-thigh or about 30" which Haydn bounded through and scared the crap out of me, lest he miss the dock.  Boys...

The one coating of snow while at Jabin's in Back Creek, winter 2013, taken by our live-aboard dock neighbor.

The one coating of snow while at Jabin's in Back Creek, winter 2013, taken by our live-aboard dock neighbor.

So much for the reprieve today with nearly balmy 50 degree sunshine.  Everyone was out and about around town today - what great day to be in Annapolis.  Haydn and I had a brilliant walk around the Naval Academy, and for whatever reason, as always, I got asked for directions.  Guess I'm one of those people who look like they know what they're doing and where they're going.  I can live with that.  Got me to Bermuda back in October across a good swath of the Atlantic.  Anyway, time to stock up on the DarknStormy fixings for Monday night.