Fellow CDSOA members Nora and Peter
van der Kam are hosting a barbecue at their place in
Maine on July 16th. Peter says:
"The CD's can remain anchored and/or
rafted-up in the deep part of Little Kennebec
Bay in front of our house (coordinates: N 44°38'
; W 67°27') in Roque Bluffs (near Duck Cove).
You can dinghy in or be picked up in my 14' aluminum
outboarder, preferably at high or on a rising tide (10'
to 14' tides) and access the house by steps from the
Please notify me either by completing the online
registration form, by e-mail (email@example.com),
or by phone here in PA (610-296 8086)
or in Maine (207-255 4236) or on my
cell (610-331 9406). We will have to
know with some time in advance so that we can prepare
ourselves by actually being there and for acquiring
or borrowing tables, BBQ, chairs, food and what have
you. Only requirement is BYO booze and your
favorite dish if you like. We can do it outside
if you like mosquitoes or inside if you don't like them.
We can offer a shuttle to town to buy stuff if needed,
or a sight seeing tour, or the opportunity to do some
work in the yard or on the house.
I have actually asked Nora if she's for it and she said sure.
We do look forward to doing this even though we don't own
a CD (not yet - I did bid on Ed's CD14 on eBay but was outbid
the next day) and assume that real members will not mind being
guests of an (yech!) associate member....
NOTE: The night before - awaiting the right
tide to enter Little Kennebec Bay and dinghying to the house
- boats can anchor in Roque Island Harbor,
a beautiful Bay off Roque Island, well worth the effort. If
you're early you can swim or row to the beautiful beach and
fraternize with the natives. Mud Hole in Great Wass Island
is an alternative although the excitement you will experience
getting in there may turn you off for good. Mistake Harbor
is also fun to get in."
By the way, Peter and Nora, who are now essentially boatless
(Cape Doryless anyway), are the previous owners of a Cape Dory
30 that they called Sgt. Pepper and sailed on Chesapeake
Bay. Peter is a past Commodore of the CDSOA and is presently
Secretary for the Chesapeake Fleet.
Please monitor VHF Ch. 16 and 68
for fleet communications.
We would like to know ahead of time who will be coming so we
can purchase enough food and supplies, so please register by
either completing the online registration
form or by calling Peter by
See you at the float-in and barbecue/cookout.
Nora and Peter