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2018 Chesapeake Sailing - Days 4 & 5

DV students experienced "tonging" -- catching oysters the old fashioned way at Saint Michael's on the Eastern shore.

Tonging at St. Michael's



Dinner on the boat before sailing homeward.





It has been a great trip -- chilly and a …

Posted by Lisa Howell in Sailing, ABLE, Chesapeake Bay on Monday October 22, 2018
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2018 Chesapeake Sailing - Day 3

On the way back north . It was a rainy night at the Saint Michael's Maritime Museum, but the rain stopped by morning. Sailing back to Kent Narrows and up the bay as far as possible before the wind …

Posted by Lisa Howell in ABLE, Chesapeake Bay on Saturday October 20, 2018
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2018 Chesapeake Sailing - Day 2

Day 2 started early for some - 1:20 am. A few students needed to help out with some boat maintenance, but once the morning started for everyone, they set off for Rock Hall.

Chesapeake sailing day 2

Natalie, Class of 2019, …

Posted by Lisa Howell in Sailing, ABLE, Chesapeake Bay on Friday October 19, 2018 at 02:21PM
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2018 Chesapeake Sailing - Day 1

DAY 1 -- Chesapeake Bay Sailing Trip

After loading all our food and belongings, we had lunch and set sail. With steady 25 MPH winds gusting to 38 MPH, the crew had a wild sail.



Spent the night in Turner…

Posted by Lisa Howell on Thursday October 18, 2018
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ABLE Ski Touring 2018

Day 2

Today, Friday 2/16, after an early breakfast the ABLE Ski Touring group headed to Tug Hill Ski Area.

Nikia F. shared this student update:

"Day two there was a full day of skiing and we got some …

Posted by kelly in Ski Touring, ABLE on Tuesday February 27, 2018 at 03:30PM
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ABLE Ski Touring 2018

Day 3

Our third day on the cross country ski touring trails has come to a close. Student Jack F. shared this update:

"Day three, everyone greatly Improved their skiing skills. Most people learned the …

Posted by kelly in Ski Touring, ABLE on Saturday February 17, 2018
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ABLE Ski Touring 2018

Day one

The ABLE Ski Touring group arrived safely at their destination in NY today.

Student David Lee was in charge of the Day 1 update, and he shared this:

"The drive up went well and we found lots of …

Posted by kelly in Ski Touring, ABLE on Thursday February 15, 2018
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Sea Turtle and Manatee and Shark, Oh My!

Here's the update from ABLE Director, Ken, from day four in Florida:

"Thursday we had a slow ride north with no wind and a lot of miles to cover. With the water so clear, it was like traveling across …

Posted by kelly in Sailing, Florida, ABLE on Friday December 22, 2017
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Our Last Day in Florida

The ABLE crew is heading home! As the sun sets on our last night down in the Florida Keys, we are all thankful to have had such a great week and are happy to see our families tomorrow!

farewell florida

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Posted by kelly in Sailing, Florida, ABLE on Friday December 22, 2017
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Hello from Key Largo!

Here's the update from ABLE Director, Ken, from the deck of the Layover:

"It’s been warm today, with very little wind. It's Wednesday 12/20, and day-3 of our adventure. We started off with a nice …

Posted by kelly in Sailing, Florida, ABLE on Thursday December 21, 2017 at 10:49AM
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