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Nautical photographer Onne van der Wal and his wife, Tenley, spent the past two years refitting Snow Goose, their 1986 Grand Banks 32, with the goal of taking her south for the winter. On October 16th, the van der Wals began the 3rd leg of their journey through the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the U.S. and offered them beautiful sights. The van der Wal's witnessed the changing leaves, fishing communities, shipyards, seabirds and much more. 

The gallery below captures some of the highlights of leg 3 in pictures. Soundings will cover Snow Goose's run south, leg by leg, as she continues down the ICW and makes her way over to the Bahamas. 

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Snow Goose Goes South: Leg 2

The second leg of Snow Goose's journey south takes us from Jersey City to Annapolis, Maryland.

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Snow Goose Goes South: Leg 2

A photo essay by Onne van der Wal of the second portion of his cruise, from New York City to Annapolis, Maryland.

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Snow Goose Goes South: Leg 1

A photo essay by Onne van der Wal of the first portion of his cruise, from Jamestown, Rhode Island, to New York City.

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The Goose Gets Her Final Touch

Tenley van der Wal takes charge of the interior decorating aboard the 1986 Grand Banks 32 she owns with her nautical photographer husband, Onne van der Wal.

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Off the Beaten Track

Onne and Tenley van der Wal discover a quiet cruising destination with laid-back style while running Snow Goose to Cuttyhunk and its little neighbor, Penikese Island

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The Goose gets launched

After a six-month refit, nautical photographer Onne van der Wal and his wife, Tenley, launch their 1986 Grand Banks 32.

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Onne’s New Goose: Launch Day!

After six months of winter and spring labor, Onne and Tenley van der Wal launch their 1986 Grand Banks 32, Snow Goose

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Moving Through the Murk & Fog

The latest electronics on board Snow Goose make a trip through the soup much more comfortable