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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Came down and loaded up Haleakula for our 10 day vacation. Replotted everything as Dr requested I stay relatively close to home.

Today we will take advantage of a N-NW wind and sail down to the Choptank. Sawmill Cove on LaTrappe Creek is the stretch destination.Short 37 Mile jaunt.


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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

My first set of vacation days are July 4th - July 15th.
Later than I'd normally like. I'm going to end up packing the Cruise-Air in case we need a night of respite from the heat.

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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Earlier this week I went up the Severn River past the Naval Academy and anchored in Chase Creek for the night, this was my first trip beyond the Academy and it was a pleasant surprise. Usually I stop in Annapolis a few times each summer and stay on the moorings in town.
Someone mentioned Navy mooring balls that can be used when vacant - would that be on Weems Creek?
Any suggestions for other anchorages up there will be appreciated. I miss having Active Captain on board and have not yet checked out the Waterway guides.
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Earlier this week I went up the Severn River past the Naval Academy and anchored in Chase Creek for the night, this was my first trip beyond the Academy and it was a pleasant surprise. Usually I stop in Annapolis a few times each summer and stay on the moorings in town.
Someone mentioned Navy mooring balls that can be used when vacant - would that be on Weems Creek?
Any suggestions for other anchorages up there will be appreciated. I miss having Active Captain on board and have not yet checked out the Waterway guides.
We frequent the Severn in fall and spring before it gets crowded so we found some neat spots.
Chase chop full of private mooring
Weems has free Navy mornings but noisy as close to 50 and 450
Clements which also has free mooring or a lot of room to anchor

Go further though to Round Bay
Maynadenier Creek or our favorite Hopkins Creek if you dare


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Called an audible since it was so nice out and good sail we went past the Choptank and are almost to Solomon’s
Gotta get a Kim’s Key Lime Pie. Best I’ve tasted north of Marathon Key

Benign winds for next 6 days. Tomorrow we had to Deltaville and stay put in a marina as it’s supposed to be mid 90 s Monday and Tuesday. Air conditioning is my friend


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Spent a quiet night on Mill Creek, Solomon’s . When we retire we are probably going to keep our boat down here. Really opens up the access to the southern Chesapeake. Dinner was fresh swordfish.

Right now we are sailing south approaching Point Lookout on the Potomac. Depending on wind we may make it to the Rappahanock/ Piankatank entrance. If not we’ll either stay in Prentice Creek ( Dividing Creek ) or Mill Creek. Sun, Monday and Tuesday we are beating the heat and staying at Doziers in Deltaville. To old for these mid 90 days and 80s at night. I also have to find a place that has steamed crabs for Donna. I am spoiled working in a restaurant where crabmeat comes picked for you by the pound. I know it’s part of the Chesapeake social scene and tradition, but cut fingers and and Old Bay mustache and filled nostrils is not my preferred way.


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I haven't had much luck finding a good restaurant in Deltaville. If you care to make the trip up to Urbanna you can get fresh steamed crabs at Waltons Seafood. They have a restaurant on the water. You may be able to sail to their dock, or at least dinghy in. Check their website.
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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Dave, I purchased that Honda 2200i generator for a reason - now I can anchor out in air conditioned comfort. And, the 2200i is really quiet. I seriously doubt that anyone farther than 50 feet away could hear it at all - it's that quiet! With my current pulmonary problems, it would be virtually impossible for me to tolerate those kind of temperature/humidity conditions.

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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Went to the boat today to install a new, electronic bilge pump switch. The mechanical ones only seem to last about a year or two at best for me. Figured I could do the job in about 20 minutes - WRONG!

The brand name was Whale, cost about $59 plus shipping, and installation looked fairly easy. That was until I discovered the labels on the ends of the wires were backward, thus after installation I had to do some more work to get the wiring correct. Works like a charm, now.

Today, the weather, though about normal for this time of year at 83 degrees f and 80 percent humidity, also included a code orange air pollution alert. Most folks with good lungs can tolerate these conditions, but old farts with bad lungs cannot. Rough day for me, even though I was able to keep the cabin temp at 72 degrees while working on the switch installation. The walk back to the van was a real struggle. Just about 150 yards or so, but a real struggle until I got back on the portable oxygen generator. I shoulda took it with me to the boat, but figured I could get away with not using it for a short time - WRONG!

The weather is gonna be nasty until about next Thursday, which is when I'll head out for about a week or so. With luck, I'll have my sailing partner with me again. She's a good person to have on the boat and learns fairly quickly.

Who knows, maybe I'll meet up with Dave on his return leg up the bay,

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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Today was a perfect day . Crossed the Potomac, ocean breeze then kicked in and we sailed down the northern neck and wound up anchored in a new lace for us. Dymer Creek. All I can say is spectacular . Eagles , hawks, nice cool evening.

Someone had a wedding on a house lawn on the water.

We’ll be back here for sure
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