August 20, 2014

August 19-20, 2014  Days 114-115  Chesapeake Bay
Somers Cove Marina
Crisfield, MD

On Tuesday we waited for the rain showers to clear and then walked to a drug store and to Dollar General, which has some limited food supplies. Many of the storefronts on Main Street are empty, which is unfortunate. There are some tourists who come here to take the ferry to visit either Smith Island or Tangier Island.  Crisfield is known as the Crab Capital and we have seen many watermen on their deadrise boats heading out for their catch.

The weather was good on Wednesday, so Bill took advantage of this and washed the outside of the boat.  Joyce worked on cleaning the inside.  We will not be at a marina again until next Tuesday, so it is important to get many tasks done that require water or power. We had dinner on board and spent a quiet evening reading.

We will depart Crisfield in the morning and cruise north to the Nanticoke River, about 30-35 miles from here. The river is 40 miles long and we may go as far up as we can over the next few days.  This river will be new cruising grounds for us!