Wandering along the East Coast and Bahamas

21 October 2016 | Mill Creek, Solomons, MD
20 October 2016 | La Trappe Creek, Choptank River, MD
19 October 2016 | Cambridge, MD
18 October 2016 | Cherry Point, Little Choptank River, MD
17 October 2016 | Solomons Island, MD
16 October 2016 | Honga River, MD
16 October 2016 | Chesapeake Bay at the Potomac River
15 October 2016 | Little Wicomico River, VA
14 October 2016 | Deltaville, VA
04 October 2016 | Deltaville, VA
26 July 2016 | Deltaville, VA
15 July 2016 | Lancaster, VA
03 June 2016 | Lancaster, VA
02 June 2016 | Portsmouth, VA
02 June 2016 | Albemarle Chesapeake Canal, VA
02 June 2016 | Currituck Sound, VA
01 June 2016 | Coinjock, NC
01 June 2016 | Coinjock, NC
31 May 2016 | Avon, NC
29 May 2016 | West Bay, Cedar Island, NC

Last of the sunny warm weather

21 October 2016 | Mill Creek, Solomons, MD
Looks like our record warm temperatures are going to be replaced by typical chilly October weather when this cold front comes through. Time to head back south.

For the birds

20 October 2016 | La Trappe Creek, Choptank River, MD
Our anchorage just inside the entrance to La Trappe creek was filled with gaggles of geese, flights of cormorants, and a raft of loons. Also spotted were Great Blue Herons along the shoreline and a Bald Eagle flying overhead. The quiet of the day was occasionally pierced by the squawking of geese flying overhead and the sound of gunfire from a nearby duck blind.

La Trappe Creek is a very pretty creek with historic estate-type homes near the mouth of the creek and newer somewhat less attractive mansion-type homes farther in. At the head of the creek is Dickerson Harbor. When our dinghy trip up the creek was over, the serenity of the anchorage replaced any house envy we might have had.

Dump and fill

19 October 2016 | Cambridge, MD
Today was our day to take care of boat chores such as pumpout, water fill, quick load of laundry, and plug in to charge the battery. We rewarded ourselves with a walk around town and dinner out.

Joy of sailing

18 October 2016 | Cherry Point, Little Choptank River, MD
A spinnaker run up the bay and then a close reach into the Little Choptank through lines of crab pots made for a fun day of sailing. We have been lucky to have had perfect weather and record warm temperatures for October but that will change next week.

We are so enjoying not getting up at the crack of dawn to get 50 miles down the waterway this year!

Sail to Solomons

17 October 2016 | Solomons Island, MD
Leaving our anchorage on the Honga River, the incoming current at Hooper Straights tried to suck us back east but we eventually escaped only to find ourselves in crab pot hell at the edge of the bay. With little wind and consequently little steerage we turned on the engines and headed for deeper water before trying to sail again. It was one of those days where you think you want to give up and start the engines when the wind eases but true to form the wind picked up nicely for a good screacher run across the bay to Solomons.

Along the way we spotted the new Navy destroyer Zumwalt heading down the bay. It was pushing a big bow wave and was churning up big white water behind it. Surprisingly, when the wake got to us it was just a very shallow long period swell.

Anchor down in a nice calm cove at Solomons with sunny blue skies, warm weather, and wine with Bob and Kathy on Sea Step. To top it off, after dark we saw the the Wallops Island Antares rocket launch.
Vessel Name: Skydusky
Vessel Make/Model: Maine Cat 30
Hailing Port: Lancaster, VA
Crew: Ed and Lynn
About: We live on Myer Creek near the Corrotoman River, Rappahannock River, and Chesapeake Bay. Come and visit and we'll have a cold beer waiting for you!
Extra: Skydusky is named for Skydusky Hollow in Bland County, VA where we used to go caving when we were younger and in our prime.
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