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Old 12-26-2009
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WARNING!!! To Chesapeake Bay boaters

Right now the water is up to the top of my dock here on the South River. High Tide is not for another 3 hours. Just to let all the Bay Boaters Know the snow melt is making a high tide, high. Dan
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Banish the snow!

I walked down the street and found the water completely covering the jetty, only the tops of the pilings were visible. I had to row my dink from the middle of the park out to my boat to make sure the lines had enough slack to reach up that high. WOW.

All the warm rain hitting the snow has made for hellacious fog too. I spent the day wiring up the new bilge pump, running the new discharge hose and repairing the stern nav light. I ran the engine for a few minutes for good measure. By the time I was done, the tide had gone out and I could leave the boat on foot.

It was still and silent in the fog while I worked, the only sound was the ducks splashing and quacking at each other. They sound like they're laughing or taunting each other.

I say- Christmas is over, the snow was pretty, but was getting black and dirty and we're well rid of it.
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Yeah, I was out there today to check on the boat. I had a tough time getting aboard. The water was up to the docks.

I helped my friend move his boat and man was it foggy out there today!
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highest I've seen

Agreed! At 4pm the water was as high as I've ever seen at the marina, with 2 hours to go. I had to leave, so the ultimate mark is unknown.

This influx of fresh water must be good for the bay over all, yes? Guess it depends on silt load and ag runoff, as usual...
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You can say that again. We went down to the boat on the 26th and the water was just over the pier, put on the rubbers and loaded up the boat. That fog was thick too...

Then we overnighted in Annapolis during the recent Gale warnings and the tide was waaaayyyy out with the westerly winds in the 40's. Not a bad place to be stuck for a few days
Shawn & the crew of S/V Windgeist

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