What's the Buzz?

My second year on the Schooner J&E Riggin, I had the pleasure of working with Captain Lance Meadows as the first mate. The phrase, "What's the buzz?" was pretty much his go-to when starting a conversation. It would only switch to, "Here's the buzz..." when he was keeping us in the loop. I thought it only fitting that our first entry should be named as such.

So, here's the buzz...

On April 12th, a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Maine, The Timberwind made her way from Rockland to Belfast to settle into her new digs. After a helping hand from some schooner folks at the dock and some slick maneuvering at the helm (and in our trusty yawl boat), the Maine DaySail crew set out with Captain Meadows at the wheel and his wife Liz nearby. Captain Jon Finger of the Schooner J&E Riggin (with his 40 years of experience) kept a watchful eye on things as the relief captain while Mouse and Megan scurried around the deck alongside Cassie, a Riggin crew member. 

Maine DaySail crew and J&E Riggin alike all hurry to take the cover off. We didn't want to miss the tide!

Maine DaySail crew and J&E Riggin alike all hurry to take the cover off. We didn't want to miss the tide!

We were all so excited about finally getting to our home port. All the planning that we've done over the past several months, and now, here we are-- finally moving! It's been a pretty short amount of time from the Timberwind purchase to her Belfast move, and with only 10 weeks left before the sailing season actually begins, there's a definite race to finish. 

First time hauling up the new pennant flag with Captain Meadows.

First time hauling up the new pennant flag with Captain Meadows.

The Timberwind has been sitting over at Lermond Cove for nearly a year, and though the cover kept her topsides protected, she’s a dusty mess down below. We’re gonna be cleaning more than anything; we’ll have to clean just to paint!  But after such a smooth, lovely transit up the bay, Timberwind’s voyage home was the perfect kickoff for spring outfitting! 

There is no denying the beauty of our lady. 

There is no denying the beauty of our lady. 

Check back soon for more updates!

-Thanks to Megan Angelastro and her digital-master status.