I do not miss Rock Creek at all, although chances are I may end back there at one of the marinas someday
Being on the Chester, I find it so much more appealing. Much less boat traffic, weekends and weekdays...even with the Kent Narrows nearby. I can be sailing from Castle Harbor in a matter of minutes, and head up the Chester for peaceful, beautiful and less fetch then the Patapsco can have, yet one can easily head South or North via the Kent Narrows or the Bay in no time. No commercial traffic to watch for. You can cut Love Point pretty easily and safely if headed South and if heading North youre in nettle free summer water within a couple hours.
I have been on the Chesapeake in some way shape or form since I was a little kid. My first recollection of being out on the water was 1976 when Baltimore was hosting the Tall Ships for Americas Bi-Centennial, aboard a Owens 35 I think. Grew up around Middle River area as my Grandfather was a member and Commodore at Baltimore YC for many years and my Uncle kept their Bristol 35.5 at Maryland Marine, my best friends family (same who had the Owens in the 70's) still keep their Morgan 33 OI at Essex Marina on Hopkins Creek/Middle River. I've kept a boat of some sort on the Grays Creek/Magothy, Blackhole Creek/Magothy, Back Creek/Bodkin Creek, Oak Harbor Marina-MYC-and Fairview Marina all on Rock Creek, Sue Creek/Middle River, Frog Mortar Creek/Middle River, Gunpowder River, and my first boat on Bush River past the Bridge at a friends residence. Al had their advantages and disadvantages at the time. All said, I still feel somewhere near the Bay Bridge is ideal for me. I like to be able to go North in the sweltering months to swim if I want in nettle free freshish water or South for more open sailing. I could never find the Severn or Annapolis area attractive, simply too many boats of all kinds. The congestion of regattas, fishing boats, sailboats, mega yachts, little runabouts, anything and everything is just not appealing to me. But I'm still a sucker for a trip to Annapolis once a year, I just try to make it a weekday if I can (Blue Angels excluded, that is worth the ridiculousness IMO).
G Stud, thank you for the kind comment. Proof at least someone enjoys the pics even if its only you LOL... you "old codger with bad lungs"
Wheres my damn Smoked Salmon BTW.. its almost Sunday, I need it with my Kona Coffee and Bagel! oh wait.