May 22, 2012

May 20, 2012  Day 9

When we left the marina at Rock Hall around 0730, we saw the Pride of Baltimore II, a reproduction of an 1812 era topsail schooner, anchored.  She was commissioned in 1988 as a memorial to the original Pride of Baltimore which was sunk in a storm in 1986 off Puerto Rico. The Pride of Baltimore is a Goodwill Ambassador and has sailed to over 40 countries in the world. We headed north on the bay to the Sassafras River and anchored on Back Creek. The waves on the bay ranged from 1-3 ft with a north wind and changed from the east as we entered the river.  This was only a five hour trip so we had a leisurely lunch after dropping the hook.  Ken and Pat, Loopers on 20 BUCK$, who are also anchored here came over by dinghy for a visit.  After dinner which we cooked on the grill, Bill took the dinghy out and came back for me having found Loopers Tom and Linda on Raydiance also anchored here. All six of us visited on their boat and enjoyed Linda’s freshly made brownies. It was nice to meet them and we hope to see them again along the way. We plan to stay here 2 nights and wait for some weather issues to subside.