Well, we finally left the dock for more than a day or a weekend. We're on our 11-day cruise of the middle Chesapeake Bay. We haven't sailed without a set destination or passage-making agenda in more than 11 years.
Perhaps that's why this trip has been so great. We are rediscovering the very waters we fell in love with in the '90s. The best way to do that is one creek at a time, taking our time.
Using our new equipment has made sailing and being on board almost seem too easy. Our new blackboard has kept the daily calendar for us.
We've been to Antipoison creek, the beach at Fleets Bay, Reedville on the Great Wicomico River, St Mary's River gunkhole, St Mary's City, and today we're at Tippity Wichity Island. Because of the forecast we're sticking here until we can return to the Great Wicomico. It sure is different traveling only a few miles a day. We've only gone a total of 95 nautical miles. The sailing is great. Catching a good southwesterly wind of 15-18 knots as we're making our way has given us some good runs at 6-7 knot speed.
The Bay is full of adventure from one creek to the next. Even though the coastline is populated with fancy houses there are still small coves without the looming stare of shore folks. The Bay is home. Grab a boat and go exploring. You'll discover the beauty in our own waters. Enjoy the gallery of photos. Follow us on the spot tracker. Click like and share your comments with us.
Mike & Monica
We plan to write some notes here about our sail trip and the preparations for it