May 19, 2012

May 19, 2012  Day 8

We left our anchorage at 0650 and headed back into the bay constantly dodging numerous crab pots until we got closer to the channel.  The bay was choppy with 2’ ft waves but Carried Away handled them well.  We passed cargo and container ships anchored south of the Bay Bridge waiting their turn to proceed up the bay to their berths in Baltimore.  Another container ship was coming behind us at twice our speed and we changed our course quickly giving him plenty of room. Today’s destination, Rock Hall, MD was only a four hour journey.  We stayed at North Point Marina, a family owned marina with a friendly staff. This location gave us a perfect view of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge from our boat. We decided to walk into town and a very nice local resident stopped to pick us up and gave us a ride.  Rock Hall is a small community but a big boating destination with several marinas and restaurants.  We did manage to visit the requisite t-shirt shop, drug store, grocery store and a West Marine.  Of course then we had to make the 20 minute walk back to the boat carrying packages.  Bill even managed to wash the boat after we returned! We had dinner on board and charted our course for the next day.