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post #3 of Old 08-01-2011
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Thumbs down Think twice before going to Reedville!


We stopped in Reedville last year, I doubt we'll ever stop there again. It took us a while to find a place to anchor, finally choosing a spot on Reedville Creek/Cockrell Creek , north of the processing plants. The next day we had to get out of there since the wind direction had changed overnight, the smell was unbearable. The bay was all stirred up so we opted for Mill Creek and dropped anchor west of the G5 inside the beautiful and protected cove with great holding. I tried to highlight the areas in yellow on the map below.

The town of Reedville was nice enough, not much going on though, very quiet and not much in the way of provisions. I recall it being difficult to find fuel? And this was in July.

I've copied a part of our trip report from last year...

Day 4: St. Leonard Creek to Reedville/Cockrell Creek - Airshow
Departed: 08:30 Arrival: 17:00
Weather: Sunny Temp: High of 80 Wind: NW 10-15
On our approach into Reedville we were buzzed by a low flying private aircraft, he couldn'tít have been more than 100' off the water, then several of the fishing fleets 100'+ vessels accompanied us in. After a tour of the creek we finally dropped the anchor in a spot upwind of the fish processing plant (Note: double check weather report for winds overnight, more to come on that later) Dinner at the Crazy Crab and a stroll through the town of Reedville. Very friendly people, no place with in walking distance for provisions, although we did get an offer from someone at the restaurant to take to a store if needed.

Day 5: Reedville to Mill Creek Ė Oh that smell
Departed: 10:00 Arrival: 12:00
Weather: Overcast, Light Rain Temp: 70 Wind: SE 25-30
Oh my god! I awoke to maybe the most horrible odor I have ever smelled, the factory. Seriously, I donít know how the people whom live there stand it. I thought I was going to hurl. We couldn'tít get out of there fast enough; I had the anchor up before Irene had the engine started (sorry residents, no disrespect meant) After finding some fuel for the dingy, which took visits to three different gas docks before we found one that was open? Not sure what that was all about. Considering the winds we not in our favor and a beat to wind didnít inspire us, we chose to make a short hop across the river to Mill Creek, the closest upwind location of Reedville. (Funny note, the other three sailboats in the anchorage did exactly the same thing LMAO) Getting into Mill Creek required paying close attention to the chart, but once inside, it was as if we went through a time warp. Calm, little to no wind, and absolutely amazing. We dropped the hook off the old abandon mill with the company of a few others. Once settled, we took a dingy ride to shore and explored a bit. It reminded me being on Deep Creek Lake, I highly recommend stopping there, lots of places to anchor.


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