Re: 2019 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake
Anchored Sat night in the Rhode between Big island and SERC, 1st time I went around to the "far" side. Over a dozen boats in the main anchorage E of the island (nice and big but a little exposed to the N and boat wakes from the marinas on the N shore), but we were the only folks on the W side, save a few others others a mile north up in the creek. Wonderful to have the place to ourselves once the few dads pulling kids on tubes left- had almost 270deg view with zero lights or human structures, only the herons. Saw 7.5ft all through the center portion at low (~1ft assist from Dorian- water was high all around on Sat). Closer in was still 5ft until you got close to the marshes. Woke up Sunday morning to the sound of horns and lots of people... a triathlon from SERC's dock. Glad we didn't anchor closer in, or we would've been one of the course markers! One of my favorite spots thus far, and only 15nm from home. Wife is getting used to the "so it took us 4 hours to get to where we can be in 20min" and she's smiling about it.
SERC is a treasure- love hiking and paddling around there.