Rhode river, bear neck creek, hurricane hole
02 October 2015
We are in the Chesapeake! The ride from Cape May through the Delaware Bay and C and D canal ended in the charming Chesapeake City. It made up for the long trip which wasn't scenic in any way.
Whisper and Uproar crews converged on the patio of the Chesapeake in and enjoyed half price pizza Tuesday night's.
The next day we had a nice sail of 45 miles to Tim's creek, between Worton
Point and Handys Point. It is due east of Gunpowder Neck. Don't you just love the names around here? Wednesday night the weather really took a turn. It has been rainy and blowing out of the north since. Hmmmmmm, what's happening out there?
Yesterday we had a great down wind run to Bear Neck Creek. Caroline drove for hours as we rocketed south. We then had to wind our way for 4 miles through a narrow, shallow channel that was full of crab pots. It was challenging and would have been more fun if the weather was nice. We have had great weather until this week.
Uproar is here for the Seven Seas Cruising Association GAM. It is a weekend gathering of cruisers fire fun and seminars. We will merry staying at noon today at the adjacent YMCA camp Letts.
There are two weather experts scheduled to be here. That's a good thing because the Coast Guard posted a hurricane warning with 96 mph wind!
I'm interested in learning more about this!
We are told this bay is a good hurricane hole. I lay awake this morning going over my plan for severe weather. We will strip all sails and canvas and put out a second anchor.
Stand by for more. ..