Originally Posted by DRFerron
John and I will be out there...somewhere. I don't have a destination yet. I'd like to try to head north again since we've never sailed that direction. I think maybe we'll just see what the wind is doing and figure it out then.
I'm intrigued by Hart-Miller Island and I don't know why. I think I have to get there and see it to get it out of my system.
Been to H&M Island several times, in fact I grew up spending my summers at Baltimore Yacht Club on Sue Creek/Middle River with my grandparents and we would hang out there often.
If you like to swim? It's a great place to go...hard clean sand bottom, although I suggest wearing shoes. The contour sloops slowly away from the island, we draw 4'6" so I usually anchor a good 200 yards of the island in 6' to 8'.
There is a tower you can visit for a great view of the island and surrounding area. There are restrooms on the island as well. Some will camp on the smaller island, did that when I was a kid, pretty neat.
It can be a power boat haven most any weekend, with drunks, jet skies, cigarette boats, large cabin cruisers, party barges, etc...I think you're getting the picture, I would say its similar to the crowd found in Fairlee Creek on a summer weekend. There is no speed limit North of the island so it also creates a wake issue. It does really quiet down after dark and during the week. As you can see from the charts, it's pretty exposed and doesn't offer much protection from weather, except south.
Like I said, can be fun for swimming = no nettles, great beach, crowds of people, but interesting nonetheless
Check it out, if you dare