October 18, 2013

October 18, 2013  Day 149   
At anchor, Rhode River
Chesapeake Bay, MD

After an uncomfortable night at anchor (we did not have the protection we thought we would from the winds), we left our anchorage on the Bohemia just before 9:00, under a sunny sky!  There was a small craft warning out with wind gusts to 25 knots, so we were surprised that the bay stayed as good as it did with a 2 foot chop.  There were lots of sailboats enjoying the wind in their sails today!

We had to dodge crabpots today but definitely fewer than we found in the bay last spring on our way north!

We passed under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge at 1:30, and as usual, saw a typical line up of cargo and container ships anchored nearby waiting their turn to go into Baltimore. 

Approaching the Chesapeake Bay Bridge

One of the large ships anchored south of the bridge

Arriving at our anchorage
We arrived at our anchorage about 3:45 in the Rhode River which is south of Annapolis. It is a beautiful winding river with trees lining one side and homes lining the other side.  We were the first boat in the anchorage, but by sundown five or six more boats had joined us.
Moon rising off our stern

Sun setting off our bow
We cooked dinner on the grill and relaxed for the evening.  Tomorrow we will go to a marina on Solomon’s Island and spend the weekend. We look forward to seeing Looper friends, Laura and Ross on The Zone there!