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Chesapeake anchorages NOT in the guides.
Let's up the challenge. More importantly, let's share some places we won't easily find in the literature.
Rules: Can't be in the Chesapeake Bay Magazine guide. Can be either a day or overnight spot, but tell which.
I'll go first:
- The creek north of Briary Cove, off Harris Creek. The quietest spot on Harris Creek. 6-foot entrance bar, but deeper inside, with lots of room.
- Just west of James Island, if you've got shallow draft and a south to west wind. Otherwise, just a day spot. Nice beach, and the islands will be gone in a decade or so. Better draw 3 feet, or you'll have to park far out. One of the few islands that is not closed to the public.
- Calvert Cliffs. There are several nice beaches that can be accessed by boat but not by foot (a few hundred yards north of the public beach). Cove point and the LNG terminal give enough protection in most summer weather.
- Janes Island. Anchor just west of the channel, on the Chrisfield side. Take your tender or kayaks into the island via the many endless creeks. If you want to spend the night, the Chrisfield marina is a better choice, since it gets pretty shallow, but it could work for some. There are several coves, about 4-6 feet deep. Old House Cove would work better for overnight, but that's in the guide (and also has a shallow entrance). Janes Island is a beautiful wetlands park, only accessible by boat.
I mean, we're not just camp ground-hopping RV owners, are we? We need to get off the well-beaten track.
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