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Sailing north vs south of the Ches. Bay Bridge
I sail out of Rock Creek on the Patapsco, next creek above the Bodkin. It''s a pretty good area for sailing with lots of places to go for the weekend. The Chester River has loads of creeks and anchorages, and also many creeks and rivers up the western side of the Eastern Shore (Fairlee, Worton, Still Pond, Bohemia, Sassafras.) Also easy to get to Annapolis and environs.
Plus, this area is great for daysails, too. Mostly easy access to the bay with no long motoring required.
The Magothy is nice because the river is big enough to sail in if the bay proper is rough.
Only thing about the Bodkin is to make sure you have a shoal boat. The entrance is twisty and prone to shoaling, and lots of crab pots around it, too.