Re: Solomons, MD Marina
We end up using a lot of sources - none all that reliable. Windfinder, NOAA, Wunderground are all on the usual reading list. We've actually come to trust NOAA and Wunderground mostly.
Most of the sites are calling for SSW for the fourth then high pressure moving in for the weekend, meaning light to no wind. So Solomons will be reachable, but will mean tacking down the Bay. Sunday, the return will likely be motoring unless you've got a lightair boat (we don't).
So we're planning on heading across to the Choptank for several days. We don't tend to go to marinas much. We much prefer anchoring out, swimming in the creeks, dinghying around, etc. The boat just doesn't feel right tied up to a dock. We sleep better on the hook than in a marina. Yeah - we're weird.
The Choptank does have a couple great marina type destinations - Oxford and Cambridge come to mind. Or the Eastern Bay and St Michaels. All have great eats, pools, etc.
Either way - I agree with the notion of staying out and not coming back!!
We'll be at HHN this weekend. We'll going out Sat for a bit to mess around and get some diesel, but otherwise have some projects we'll be working on. Come on over to C dock and say hello. Boat name is also Paperbird. We can swap stories (lies) and compare notes.