12 October 2011
Sailing magazines often share photos of beautiful isolated anchorage where mariners are surrounded by nature. We had hoped that we would eventually find such a place and our anchorage in Mill Creek off of the Great Wicomico River did just that. We were surrounded by trees, in a mostly quiet anchorage, and loved the tranquility. I say mostly quiet anchorage because we did have to re-set our anchor after initially selecting a spot that had a boat not too far away from us that was running a loud generator. However, after settling in at our spot - a glass of wine, an orange-purple-red sunset, and an evening full of stars we couldn't have asked for anything more beautiful. The stars were so bright we could pick out the constellations with no problems. Jupiter appeared to glow brighter than we have ever seen before. Earlier, while at our first anchorage, I lamented that we had yet to see porpoises or dolphins or other "exciting" wild life - as Wiley had promised me. So, Wiley took be over in Dimples to check out what was living nearby on the jetty. Lo and behold he did find some fascinating wild life for me to document - be sure to see the photos of the snails!