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Old 08-13-2012   #7
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Re: Chesapeake at night

On nights when a steady breeze holds up it's nice to be out as the wind seems to take on a smooth laminar flow you don't often find during the heat of the day. The confused and steep chop caused by wakes settles down and things go pleasantly quiet. Out on the water also seems to be the place to see the most amazing sunsets.

I appreciate the tales of near encounters with commercial traffic and unlit fishing gear and obstructions, but I honestly think I'd rather deal with those things anytime than to be in open water with good depth a half mile plus on all sides and still have powerboats blowing by at full speed 50 feet from my bow on weekend afternoons. I was out this weekend on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and had it happen 2 or 3 times. Drives me nuts.
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