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We got out of Baltimore 3 days ago in the early morning hours went around 30 miles and stopped for the night. A couple of nights ago we anchored behind james Island and woke up yesterday to fog with visibility of under a quarter mile. So at 9 we upped anchor and made it into Solomons yesterday in a " fly by instruments " kind of way. Just using Plottter, depth sounder and radar to get here. We will be waiting here till the weather clears up a bit and it is a bit roughout there for the house boat with he blunt bow compared to the sail boat, she pounds a lot more in the chop.
I'll update on the next stop, hopefully from the potomac river.

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We did a down wind run today. Me with just the jib and Tessie using her bulk and one engine. Ended up in corn field creek, just at the tip of the northern entry to the Potomac River. Nothing here other then a police rhib in its slip and a bunch of geese, just the way we like it. Going to wait for better weather here till we go on and that may take a day or three.

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Shoot. I really wanted pics of your sailboat towing the houseboat. Ah well. Safety first. :)
 

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Ice rain, sleet, thunder storms. We had the lot today with wind speeds of up to 30 knots. Good job we have good holding ground and a good anchor on the end of that chain.
There may be a little window in the weather tomorrow for a run across the Potomac river entry to get a bit closer to the end of that bay, but it is does not work out, we are busy with Christmas decorations, may just have to get the machete out and dink over to shore to get a tree for the back deck :D

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hmph. I don't see any pictures yet.
 

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Michael, you must be out of your mind. I thought I told you to get your ass out of here by the end of October. The bay and the ICW can really be nasty this time of year. If you want to spend the winter where you're at, let me know and I'll hook you up with a friend of mine down at Smith Creek, which is just six miles upriver from Cornfield Creek. He has a good dock, electricity, real nice people and I'm sure they wouldn't charge you very much to spend the winter there.

Let me know,

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Ill post some pictures when I get a proper wireless connection as I am using the phone right now and it is SLOW. It look like we have a small weather window to get across the potomac entry and find a place in shore farther down the coast.
I'll give you an update as to how it went this evening after we have the hook down. Going to be a cold and wet ride for me as I don't have the comfort of an inside helm like Linda has on the houseboat. Velcro is on the house boat, so he has company and will be warm ish.

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Michael, there are lots of creeks and rivers along the bay's western shore south of the Potomac River's mouth, but the charts are not very accurate and have not been updated since the 1950s. Watch your depth finder when entering any of the creeks. I ended up hard aground right in the middle a channel that was marked as 16 feet deep. Fortunately, my Boat U.S. insurance took care of the problem and the guy that towed me off showed me the bad spots, which was most of the creek.

Please be very careful old friend and have a safe trip south,

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Chill out Gary, I am used to Navigating skinny waters from back home in the southern north sea. I even managed to sneak into the bay between the sticky out fish traps today, using not much more then radar, depth finder and the seat of my pants as the chart was not all that accurate for that area.
Well we made it across the Potomac river entry and are anchored in a place called cockle creek near( Reedville ). Winds started of at 8 knots when we left our anchorage and then picked up to around 15 straight on the nose with rain and sleet showers for a bit of entertainment. At one point the deck got a bit slippery and I could not see much with the sleet getting into my eyes whenever I looked over the cabin top, so back to fly by instruments it was for a while. Just behind where we are anchored now, some folks are unloading their catch of oysters, shoveling them with a conveyor into a semi truck. Worst thing is that we are out of rum and I will have to dink over into the village if there is one to get some. Cant drive a boat in this weather without the odd sip of rum ya know.

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While in Cockrell's creek, tie up next to the Crazy Crab and have a nice dinner.
Is that the white " shack " that has Seafood Deli and crabs printed on its side ??? If so, we are on the hook about 50 yards from there :D
 

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Nice place to anchor, Michael. I was there this past summer, and have a friend that lives not far from the creek. One thing for certain, no mosquitoes and black flies to be bothered with this time of year. ;)

Give my best to Linda,

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Is that the white " shack " that has Seafood Deli and crabs printed on its side ??? If so, we are on the hook about 50 yards from there :D
On the very point of Reedville where Rt. 360 ends, there's a fuel dock. I think the building you are talking about is on the other side of the point from the restaurant. Right next to the restaurant is a dock with 10-12 uncovered slips. I think the restaurant has a reddish roof.
 

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Safe travels, some interesting weather around here the past few days...
 

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No rum to be had here, so tomorrow we are going further down the bay to a plave in fishing bay or near it and try out luck there.

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