June 22, 2014

June 22, 2014  Day 56  Chesapeake Bay!

At Anchor, Wicomico River
Near Reedville, VA

Before we left Doziers, Bill got the new impeller for the generator at a nearby boatyard, installed it, changed the generator oil and fuel filters.  This allowed us to leave Saturday.

We cruised up the Rappahannock River to the Corrotoman River to a calm, peaceful anchorage.  Four sailboats joined us by the end of the day.  There is no end of places to anchor on the bay and we enjoy discovering them!

On Sunday, we cruised back out into the bay and headed north to the Great Wicomico River. As soon as we entered the river, we passed by the town of Reedville, which we have also toured by car. Reedville is known for harvesting menhaden, and we could smell the fish as the wind was out of the north! The bay itself was very choppy and we were happy to be in the river by mid-afternoon and enjoyed another calm anchorage by Rogue Point.  We had this anchorage to ourselves.

We plan to take a trip to St. Mary’s tomorrow, a small detour, but it is a delightful historical town on the St. Mary’s River at the mouth of the Potomac. That will put us in Maryland!