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If you head to the Choptank there is Tilghmans Island crab feast and the Taste of Cambridge are both this Saturday. I will be somewhere in the river sailing if there's a breeze if it's hot maybe LaTrappe for a dip in the not so refreshing 85 degree water
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Re: 2019 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

A family funeral in Ellicott City on Saturday afternoon knocks out normal weekend sailing plans. But, as I've done a couple times this season, I'll take Monday off and probably sail (or motor) Sunday-Monday. Destination either Chester River or Annapolis. Depends on whether we have the dog, and also whether we'd prefer to jump in the water or eat junk food.

I think it was @T37Chef that once called Annapolis the "deep fried Twinkie of the Chesapeake". You gotta have it once a year, but more than that could kill you.
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Re: 2019 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Anchored out on a mooring in Clemente’s Creek on the Severn. . Although warm today and tomorrow not unbearable. Dinner tonight, grilled rockfish, homemade potato salad, Caesar salad, and some frozen peach drinks for dessert.

Bringing the Ninja into our summer sailing was a great addition. Our freezer makes great ice cubes ( vertices trays).

We avoid the western shore due to the crowds and tourists in TIL after the boat show when many of the PB put their boats away.


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Re: 2019 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

On the Delaware River we have a lot of debris including garden furniture, pallets and tree trunks from up stream flooding. I had a plastic bag wrapped around the outboard prop yesterday and it looks like we will be getting more debris the next few days.

What is the situation with debris coming down the Susquehanna?
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Re: 2019 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

The debris field still measures about 2 acres above Conowingo Dam, but it has been more than a week since they opened flood gates, so the volume of nasties is not as bad as it has been since early spring. Still some pretty big logs to watch out for, though, especially south of Battery Island.

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Re: 2019 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Today, the weather is absolutely beautiful, but not for sailing in the bay;s upper reaches - not a breath of air, which is often the case since I purchased a sailboat more than a decade ago.

After being busted up on my last excursion by a rouge wave, I decided to hang it up, sell the boat and do other things. Thought I would share this quick video of the trip with the good folks on this forum.


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Re: 2019 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

We actually had a nice sail this Am to Bloody Point. Haleakula proved herself to love the light air as we were doing 5.4 in 8-9 knots of breeze. Many boats were motoring though. Wind died at Eastern Bay and did return till we were on the Wye River.

We are currently anchored in Lloyd Creek next to Shaw Bay. Donna made her famous strawberry peach smoothies and it’s finally starting to cool off. Getting ready to fire up the grill. Filets, red bliss potato salad and Caesar salad for dinner with grilled peaches for dessert.

Started plannng our late September vacation. Strictly staying Chesapeake and only have 10 days.


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Gary, I've been following you on Sailnet ever since I became a member -- perhaps 5-6 years ago. It is safe to say that I have learned more from you about the history and ecology of the Chesapeake Bay than anyone else on here. Thank you for that.

That said, I've been preparing for a Sailnet without Gary now for several years. I can't count the number of times you've said that you are signing off for good, that you are selling your boat, that this is it. I'm glad that day has not yet come.

I am only in my mid-50s and I'm already starting to feel like I don't have as many days of sailing left as I would like. I lament those years when I was not on the water and want to make them up. When the doctor finally gives me MY bad news, how might I similarly cheat my fate?
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Re: 2019 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

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On the Delaware River we have a lot of debris including garden furniture, pallets and tree trunks from up stream flooding. I had a plastic bag wrapped around the outboard prop yesterday and it looks like we will be getting more debris the next few days.

What is the situation with debris coming down the Susquehanna?
Hey, Ulladh, it’s nice to see you here, and even nicer to hear you’re getting some time to sail. Any garden furniture you saw may be your neighbor’s, since the storms on Thursday created a huge surge that probably washed a lot of stuff into the river:

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Re: 2019 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

No debris here at all.
Hot as blazes when we returned to the marina. Great breeze on the Bay from the west.
Anchored in Lolyd Creek on the Wye ....great breeze all night.


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