..and down the Bay
19 October 2009 | Mill Creek Solomons Is. Md
I left Annapolis this morning and started my journey to Norfolk. I slipped the mooring at 0755. It looked like a long parade of boats leaving at the same time. Everyone must have been waiting out the weather also. I motored the first couple of hours as my batteries sorely needed charging. The wind was a light 10-12 knts but mostly from behind me (north) I rolled out the Genoa and motor sailed for the rest of the day.
This is the longest solo sail I've made. Kinda scarey at first as this is not my back yard anymore. Although it was Kinda neat as the afternoon rolled on and I got used to it. There are enough things to keep me occupied.
It was nice to feel the sun again and get the boat dried out some.
I am now anchored in Mill Creek near Solomon Is. Md. It's off the Patuxent River AND I'm thinking pretty darn close to the Naval Air Station. The planes fly by now and then, low, fast and LOUD.
Nice little spot, must be 2 dozen boats anchored here all on their way
Early start tomorrow, it's 50 some odd miles to Deltaville, my next stop.
I heard the BILLS won a game in overtime.. cool!