I miss all my friends in the Chat Room. I went sailing yesterday for about four hours, hoped to sneak over to the Bohemia and visit with Ferret Chaser (Michael), but alas the wind died at the mouth of the Elk River, so I motored back to the Susquehanna. It was a bit chilly out there while sitting in the shade of the bimini, but there were some diehards that ignored the temperature and were dressed in summer mode. Love those string bikinis.
Makes me wish I was young and single again.
BTW: for those of you that intend to venture up to Havre de Grace in the near future, the old channel has been dredged to a depth of 18 feet. Problem is, the person who put the buoys in place must have been stoned. Some are nowhere near the channel, and some are on the wrong side. Follow the old channel (dotted lines) on your GPS/Plotter and you'll be right on the money.
There is a new island surrounding Fishing Battery Light, one created by the recent dredging spoils. It looks neat, but there are signs every 100 feet or so that I cannot read from the channel. I suspect they probably say "Keep Off" or "No Trespassing."
The red buoy directly across from Fishing Battery Light is off station. It's on the wrong side of the channel!