Re: Anchorages just just South of the C&D Canal
If you exit C&D at Welches Point at 6 PM Worton Creek will be 3-4 hours away and you will be arriving at 10 at night assuming you are traveling at 5 knots.
You have a number of fine anchorages before Worton Creek. Worton however will give 360 degree protection on the inside anchorage. Still Pond or the Sassrass as Betterton is where we usually syop unless the wind is blowing into the anchorage. Still Pond has great protection also. We spend a lot of time anchoring in Worton in the summer as its the first place to swim on the Chessie without nettles.
From Welch Point at the West end of the C&D 4.5 miles is- is Mid way between Fords Landing and Veazy Cover in the South side entrance of the Bohemia. Bohemia is very shallow and that will be 7 ft of water. No protection from N, NW or W winds or large vessel wash which this time of year is no problem
6.5 miles from Welch Point at the end of the C&D Canal is near the ramp on the South side of Rouge Harbor on the Elk Neck State Park west side of the Elk River. Their is a yacht club there with moorings and the depth is 8 ft. No protection from S,SE,E NE or N wind components or large vessel wash which this time of year is no problem
12.7 miles from Welches Point at the end of the C&D Canal is Betterton at the South side of the mouth of the Sassaras. Deep up to the shoreline No protection from N, NW or W winds or large vessel wash which this time of year is no problem.
17.8 miles from Welches Point at the end of the C&D Canal and best option is Still Pond if the wind isnt strong W or NW . Protected from all but due west wind if you dont want to go all the way in Worton Creek> Tuck in the SE corner behind the Rocky Pt. Carries 8 ft all the way to shore. Nice anchorage even in the crowded summer.
Last is 22.4 miles from Welches Point at the end of the C&D Canal Worton, 360 degree protection in wind from the inside. We usually however anchor on the NE side down near the inside entrance to protect from winds from the NW, N NE R SE,....S SW or W winds will funnel into Worton outsdie and make it rolly so you go inside