July 24, 2014

July 22 - 23, 2014  Days 86-87  Chesapeake Bay
At Anchor
Corsica River, MD

Sunset on Worton Creek
Our two weeks stay at the North East River Yacht Club came to an end on Tuesday with our 0900 departure.  We had a great time there and will definitely go back sometime!  We had a calm, sunny day and took a short four hour cruise to an anchorage in Worton Creek. This is south of the Sassafras River.  We went up the creek past the marinas but decided to go back and anchor near the entrance where it was much wider. We shared the spot with two sailboats. We cooked dinner on the grill and enjoyed a quiet evening.

The Russian Embassy
is tucked in the trees
On Wednesday we decided to find another anchorage and cruised farther south to the Corsica River.  It is one of the branches off the Chester River and is very pretty with homes and trees dotting the jagged coastline.  We anchored just past the Russian Embassy, housed in a red brick mansion built circa 1920 by John Raskob, who built the Empire State Building.  We were surprised at the relatively little boat traffic we have seen this week.  It was a bright sunny day and we are enjoying the peacefulness! Again, we cooked dinner on the grill. Our sunny day ended with a summer storm that hit hard in the evening but fortunately we survived the lightning, rain, and wind.