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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Cranking up from Cape Charles. At 7.5 in about 18 knots on a beam reach toward Windmill Point. 11 large tankers anchored at rage mouth of the Chesapeake. We had a clear view of the bridge part of the Bay Bridge Tunnel when we left and had a quick debate whether to go for Cape May as the winds were perfect for the next 36 hours but decided to stay within the Bays confines.

My statement to Donna was we would " have to motor the Delaware River with the green heads" and although she loves Cape May, that quip decided it. We have had no lack of wind the whole trip so far. In the Cape Charles town marina last night we saw stead 40 gust to 55 for about 3 hours before the T storms heralding the front passage hit us. Then we had a " railroad car track" of continual storms along the front dropping 3.4 inches of radar n in 6 hours according to the radio this AM.

Last night a family from the Sassafrass pulled in with an old 50 + Valiant in poor condition. Grandparents kids, grandkids, we saw 8 pile off the boat. When I walked by I noticed the Teak deck was in very poor condition as were the hatches. I can only imagine how many leaks occurred last night. Between the rIn and the wind any leak would have showed its face.

We had a good time in Cape Charles. It seems if you want wind constantly, that's the place to go with the alternating SW and sea breeze from the S and SE there.

So we have started heading north slightly. Should make the 30 mikes to The Rappahanock in 4 hours. That's moving for Haleakula.


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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Excellent sailing in the Upper Bay today, winds varied in direction, ranging from 12 to 20 with a few higher gusts. Temperature never got above 82 on the water, and about 87 at the marina. Only had to run the engine for about 4 miles because of heavy barge and tug traffic in the Havre de Grace Canal.

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This is from today - pay no attention to all the fat man behind the wheel - I've gained a ton since the docs put me on prednisone. I feel and look like a blimp, but now I can go several hours without supplemental oxygen, which feels pretty darned good for a change.


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Yesterday was pretty good weather the humidity was low. It's great to hear that the medication gets you off the tank for awhile. Looks like you had a great time!

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This is from today - pay no attention to all the fat man behind the wheel - I've gained a ton since the docs put me on prednisone. I feel and look like a blimp, but now I can go several hours without supplemental oxygen, which feels pretty darned good for a change.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6fX...ature=youtu.be

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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Thanks guys. Hope I can get out again next week for a few days. The weather for the rest of today sucks, a front passing through with associated rain. No wind forecast for tomorrow, but NOAA only forcasted 5 to 10 from the southwest yesterday, so what the Hell do they know? Pretty high percentage of rain Friday and Saturday, then again on Monday, so I guess I will wait till next Wednesday to deliver the smoked fish from the decks of Saturday's Child.

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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Heading up to Rock Hall Friday - weather be damned, the only weekend my "troublesome teens" will be away and we can reasonably expect the house to still be standing when we get back. Saturday anchoring up in Bush River and take advantage of the wind shift out of the North for a light air run back to Annapolis on Sunday.
Any anchoring advice in the Bush River? I know going ashore is prohibited.

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Heading up to Rock Hall Friday - weather be damned, the only weekend my "troublesome teens" will be away and we can reasonably expect the house to still be standing when we get back. Saturday anchoring up in Bush River and take advantage of the wind shift out of the North for a light air run back to Annapolis on Sunday.
Any anchoring advice in the Bush River? I know going ashore is prohibited.

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Never been in Bush very far. Lots of powerboat wakes and a bridge a fair way up the river as well as cables to avoid when anchoring.

When going north we usually opted for Worton Creek or Still Pond. Quieter and more scenic.

I would suggest the Chester even.


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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

We're heading out Friday for the weekend then back out for the week on Monday until Thursday or Friday with my girls. Hopefully winds will be good for sailing South!

This week has been great for sailing but we had to do some pool time... mandatory agenda per my crew

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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Yesterday we opted to go to Fishing Bay and today two days at Indian Creek at the Chesapeake Boat Basin.

Nice place with salt water pool, $1.40 with Boat US , fuel , pumpout, courtesy car to replenish produce.

Sits next to a Corn processing plant for corn flakes which only makes noise in Sept/ Oct.

Found some local food places ....very average to be kind. People very friendly. Nice having AC today


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