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Nice bonus day here ...Sailing in 12 knots doing 6+ on beam reaches tacking back and forth from Annapolis to the other shore.

Plan is to go up the Severn to on of our favorite hides holes ....Hopkins Creek. Protected from all sides with mature trees and high banks.

It was supposed to rain for 6 hours but that’s moderated. Gusts will be 30-40 for a couple hours on the Bay but my experience in Hopkins is to wont get above 15 if that.

Bonus sailing for me. As next weekend is our last due to my impending knee replacement surgery. We took off “Little Maui” or dinghy and the stern looks bare😀

Fresh tuna for the grill tonight for dinner.


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It doesn’t get any better than this. Colorful tree line anchorage for 3 boats....we are the only ones here
Leaves in the water. Lots of different song birds. Ducks galore. Very very quiet and peaceful. Fall on the Chesapeake in its finest. Hopkins Creek off Little Round Bay off the Severn ( 5 miles up from Spa Creek Annapolis.

On the way up we were buzzed by two Navy F-18 combat jets doing a flyover over the Navy / Tulane football game in Annapolis. You could see them waving .
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Check out St Micheals and in the same area the Wye River
On the Choptank. Heck out Oxford
Solomon’s is worth a couple Days
Rapahannock is nice

Make sure you visit Yorktown and go to the new center. If you stay a couple days and rent a cheap Enterprise car...they will pick you up visit the first colony at Jamestown, Williamsburg

Lastly Newport News Maritime Museum has the Civil War Monitor in it. Fascinating museum
Thanks so much for the recommendations. We will definitely check them out. We had a beautiful sail over to Annapolis. Enjoy your weekend.
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Thanks so much for the recommendations. We will definitely check them out. We had a beautiful sail over to Annapolis. Enjoy your weekend.
Hope you are battened down for the blow tonight and in the AM and are out of the wind. If your on a mooring in the Harbor make sure you have a good snubber. Forecasted to gust into the high 40s tonight and early tomorrow

Harbor can get rough with wrap around winds.


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We made it into the Chesapeake yesterday through the C and D Canal, so I can post on this thread now! So far the upper Chesapeake is lovely. The crab pots are my only complaint. Sorry for the random post. This has been a dream of a few years. This sure beats hauling and winterizing.
Today I made the first leg of my trip from Rock Hall to winter storage. The boat's at Chesapeake City tonight. I was SHOCKED at the HUGE number of crab pots out so late in the season. I've never seen so many at the end of October. I've heard it was a bumper crop this year, so maybe the yield has continued later than normal.

I was also very surprised that upon arrival at Chesapeake City, there were only two boats in the anchorage basin, and there was an open spot at the city dock (it's taken now, though ) Last year I was there on Oct. 23 and the dock was full and basin was crammed full of boats. I suspect the few days later made a difference, as most of them have moved further south toward Norfolk in time for Nov. 1 insurance window.

We're taking Sunday off. I was debating whether to go ahead, but as the day wore on the forecast got successively worse. On top of the rain, the WindAlert forecast went to 40 kt gusts, then later in the day NOAA added thunderstorms, then fog and <1 nm visibility. Things will clear out in the afternoon, but then the current in the canal is the wrong way. So we're doing other things Sunday, and will head out at 6 am Monday.
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Yesterday for the first time in way too long I simply went sailing instead of working on the boat. I enjoy working on her but I've been thinking that I need to set those things aside for a while so I don't forget why I have a boat in the first place.

I heard multiple calls from the Coast Guard about a boat overdue from Rhode Island...anyone have a status on that?

Here's the pic I texted my wife to explain why my errands were taking longer than usual.
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I heard it too. Let’s hope he’s at a tiki bar somewhere and forgot to call in.

https://turnto10.com/news/local/coas...-men-and-a-dog

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Today I made the first leg of my trip from Rock Hall to winter storage. The boat's at Chesapeake City tonight. I was SHOCKED at the HUGE number of crab pots out so late in the season. I've never seen so many at the end of October. I've heard it was a bumper crop this year, so maybe the yield has continued later than normal.

I was also very surprised that upon arrival at Chesapeake City, there were only two boats in the anchorage basin, and there was an open spot at the city dock (it's taken now, though ) Last year I was there on Oct. 23 and the dock was full and basin was crammed full of boats. I suspect the few days later made a difference, as most of them have moved further south toward Norfolk in time for Nov. 1 insurance window.

We're taking Sunday off. I was debating whether to go ahead, but as the day wore on the forecast got successively worse. On top of the rain, the WindAlert forecast went to 40 kt gusts, then later in the day NOAA added thunderstorms, then fog and <1 nm visibility. Things will clear out in the afternoon, but then the current in the canal is the wrong way. So we're doing other things Sunday, and will head out at 6 am Monday.
There has been a lot of bad weather and noreeasters creating havoc with people headed south this year. Plus the Salty Dog Rally is already forming in Norfolk. Many of the snowbirds are already on their way down the ICW. We saw that on our 10 day +Chessie vacation. Canadian flags abounded.

The Annapolis Sailboat Show is a stop for many of them.


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I heard it too. Let’s hope he’s at a tiki bar somewhere and forgot to call in.

https://turnto10.com/news/local/coas...-men-and-a-dog
I also heard the CG calls. There’s a thread started about him.


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