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Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Yes, I did appreciate that the roads were in good shape this morning. It made it much easier to appreciate the beauty of the snow.
Best part is, it'll be gone by tomorrow.

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Actually, the snow we got last night was quite pretty, and didn't gum up the roads, a perfect combination.

Now, for the people who drive without cleaning the snow off of their car windows - there should be a special lane set aside for them, which leads to a toll-free, one-way trip across the Bay Bridge to the Eastern Shore, where they must stay until they pass a 12-step conscientious driver course.
Please keep them on your side of the bay
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We got about 3 inches of wet, white, fluffy stuff last night - but the roads are clear. Damned I hate winter in Maryland.

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Seems you could just say "Damn I hate winter and Maryland"!

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Sometimes, Shawn, they're one in the same. I would have been living in the Florida Keys 40 years ago, had it not been the reluctance to leave Maryland by my wife. After 53 years of nuptial bliss, I gave up trying to convince her to move south.

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Seems you could just say "Damn I hate winter and Maryland"!
"Damn"..just jump in the auto 🚗or catch a plane 🛫and go...I just got on my m/c 🏍and now down here in Daytona for Bike Week🏍
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Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

I spent the winter in Marathon Key last year, and would have done it again this winter if my health would not have gone to Hell. Sugar white sand, turquoise colored waters clear waters, fantastic sailing conditions, swaying coconut palms, 75 to 85 degree temperatures, stunningly beautiful sunsets, and fantastic fishing both inshore and offshore. What's not to like!

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Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

I am about to pull the trigger on a one-week charter out of Rock Hall for May 16-22. I have friends at WRSC that I hear are planning a cruise down to Wicomico River that week, but that might be a little far for us to go. (Bubble/Ajax - do you have details on this?) My wife likes a more leisurely pace, and gets a little uptight when I try to click off too many miles in a day. We also want to hit shore for hiking/walking every couple of days, since we notice the lack of exercise when we're confined to the boat for too long. So I'm open to other suggestions for that week.

I'm also considering a one-week cruise in my own boat starting Memorial Day weekend. That would likely involve the usual ritual of single-handing down through the canal to Bohemia River, then my wife meeting me for points south over the next few days. But if we're courageous, we might try heading down the river to Cape May. Never had the courage to venture beyond Miah Maull Shoal.

Not sure yet whether we would try both, or it's an either/or. I might lock in the charter tonight, which means Memorial Day will depend on whether our charter makes us want more, or want a break from it.

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Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

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I am planning a July trip to Tangier Island, but am open to buddy boat to Cape May in May or June.

Cohansey to Cape May Canal entrance is a long day for me, a shorter day for you in a faster boat, but easy if timed with the tidal current.

For me the canal entrance is the only stressful part of the trip, best timed for last of the ebb before slack at the entrance, which will require some hard motoring until flood begins. I have better rudder control against a little bit of ebb than with the flood.
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Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

We run this every year. If you leave Reeedy anchorage l hour before the current switches you should be able to make the 42 miles to the canal entrance by motoring averaging 7 knots which should be easy with a 2-3.5 knot assist with the current.

The only issue in the canal is avoiding the damn ferries at its entrance. The current is bad in the canal and it's a short ride to Utches where you can stay around nice restaurants, a fresh fish house, and walking distance to downtown Cape May or a &10 cab ride.

You could do some ocean sailing every day go out the inlet or take a 35 mile jaunt up to Atlantic City.Kammermans is a low cost Marina there.

The ride back up the Delaware is easier as you have 7 hours of assist.


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Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

The Greater Wicomico and back in a week will be a doable , but long days.

How about Rhode River.....Solomon's.2days"".........Dunn Cove Choptak on Harris Creek......San Domingo Creek ( back door to St Mikes or Oxford......Annapolis.....


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