I wanted to do the James since I'd like to see some of the plantations from the water and explore those squiggly areas upstream from Hopewell.
The York river looks very straight and full of shoals. Have you cruised up the York? How was it?
I'd also like to hear from anyone that's sailed straight down the bay in May. The wind data I've found shows very predominant southerly winds, which sounds like a lot of beating into wind and waves while going south. Has this been anyone's experience?