The Angels put on a awesome show. It was a scramble leaving there. I was anchored just off the marine terminal. Once up on plane don't slow down or you'll be ran over for sure.
FYI...... 4th of July fireworks is the same way. Add darkness and a bunch of drunks and it is really intresting.
Here's a few from my adventure.
Yesterday was my first time seeing the Blue Angels since I was a young kid and my Dad took me to see them in Annapolis. Totally awesome seeing them from the water. Over on the southwest side of the aerial box was actually pretty manageable as far as boat traffic/crowds goes.
If watching these planes do these stunts and fly right over your head doesn't renew your pride and patriotism, I don't know what will. That sound when they go right over you is awesome. I bet that sound makes terrorists piss their pants. Got a bonus round 2 viewing today, as they flew right over the house a few times in Federal Hill.
Got a few iphone pics but they just don't do it justice compared to Shawn and other's posted above. Nice pics guys
coast guard was running too fast? wow! you should go to the yard tomorrow and show them how to run their boats. rediculous!
Originally Posted by Shawn Kimbro
It was a great show Saturday, only thing missing was the announcer, when they fly @ Annapolis, their official announcer, who is a Blue Angels Pilot as well, is patched in to WNAV in Annapolis, which adds so much to the show. He explains everything which is great.
Leaving was a clusterf---, waited about an hour but wasn't long enough, had some type of Navy launch looking thing, come up behind me blowing his horn for me to get out of his way, when I was doing all I could to keep from getting swamped. He passed me and missed by about 10 ft, we were hit with his spray, doing about 30 kts. They had about 25 - 30 passengers looked to be civilians, all in PFD's and looked scared to death. I would love to get the number off of it and report it. There were swells in excess of 6ft coming from all directions, it was a nightmare, I think I have finger impressions in my Stainless steering wheel. all of this was north of the Key Bridge which was supposed to be 6 knots for the day, which they enforced before the show and it was everyman for himself leaving.
Sorry for the rant,
"You're gonna need a bigger boat"-Police Chief Brody..
I saw on thier website that the ships will be leaving baltimore harbor around 1 tomorrow, and that a good viewing location will be around thomas point. I'm assuming it'll take them a couple of hours to get down there. Is that a good assumption? I've got a bunch of kids that would love to see them sailing out since we had to miss it this weekend and i can't get out there utill then.
Had a great time. Never seen so many boats even during the biggest 4th celebrations. I too was very aggrevated at the coast guard for two bouy tenders rolling out at 10 knots through the middle of thousands of boats. I have been harassed over the years for many " safety checks" and never failed, so I think they should have had more concern for public safety. They also allowed the Sea Dog to roar through the middle throwing 3 footers out. I was in a 39 foot boat and was fine but watching some families in small crafts with genuine concern. Thought about official complaint but figured it wouldn't mater at all. Thanks for letting me vent! The airshow was spectacular!
We were able to see the show three times over the weekend. Friday standing in front of the announcers stand at the fort. Saturday on land in the Inner Harbor. Sunday anchored up by the Comfort. Good fun even at the Inner Harbor.
Did the big circle around the inner harbor after the Sunday show. Most of the traffic circled counter-clockwise at dead slow. Other folks either couldn't handle the slow pace or were from England. No bumps but a few close calls.
I did see Shawn crusing around Fells Point. If his picture of the Lynx was shot on wide-angle, I'd be in it.