Photo of the Week: Outrunning the Storm

Photo of the Week: Outrunning the Storm

Image of a boat outrunning an approaching storm.

—Brook Ondich

This was on the Severn River, exiting Round Bay, trying to outrun the storm.

The Chesapeake has always been a source of inspiration for me. I grew up on Cattail Creek in Severna Park and always loved the water. We would swim in the creeks and at Sandy Point as kids. I will always remember loving every second of it. That childhood love of the Bay inspired me enough to join the USCG in 1996, so I could always be on the water, any water! Even though it almost got me killed, more than a few times.

I left the Coast Guard after more than 18 years of service at several Search and Rescue Stations on the West and East Coasts, including a four-year tour at the National Motor Lifeboat School at Cape Disappointment, Washington. I live back in Annapolis now and make a living as a boat mechanic. I'm still on the water everyday and couldn't be happier!

Ensure that Brook and future generations continue to enjoy extraordinary sights and places like these along the Chesapeake. Support the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint—the plan to Save the Bay and its waters!

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