August 10, 2014

August 7-10, 2014  Days 102-105  Chesapeake Bay

At anchor, Miles River
Near St. Michaels, MD

We walked back downtown on Thursday to have a breakfast sandwich of eggs and scrapple at Shore Barbecue - locals love it here!  Then we headed back to the boat to prepare for departure to an anchorage. Boats are starting to arrive for the Waterman’s festival on Sunday.

We had a very short cruise of 45 minutes today and arrived at our anchorage on Hunting Creek on the Miles River.  Like most of our anchorages, we chose a scenic spot – tree lined, irregular coast line, and dotted with lovely homes. 

Burgers on the grill, corn on the cob, fresh cantaloupe made a good dinner tonight!

On Friday, we left and went back to an anchorage even closer to St. Michaels.  This is a large open area near the entrance to the harbor. By the end of the day we counted 21 boats, most of which were sailboats.  We took a short dinghy ride around the harbor before dinner.  We fixed barbecued chicken on the grill for dinner and spent another relaxing evening on the boat.
Dinghy ride past the Pride of Baltimore

More boats
We remained at anchor Saturday and took another dinghy ride around the harbor, being careful to stay out of the way of tour boats, jet skis, boats coming into a dock, etc.  We saw two Looper boats and said hello to Willie on Next Chapter.  

By mid Sunday morning we decide to leave and head to Solomons, a 55 mile journey.  The bay was very calm today and our only discomfort at times was from the wakes of other boats. We arrived at 6pm and anchored on St. John Creek, a pretty area lined with trees, and houses that have their own docks.  We watched children maneuvering on their paddleboards and kayaks while we had dinner.

Tomorrow morning we will go to a nearby marina and spend two nights. Time to see friends here and do more provisioning.



Our neighbors at anchor on the Miles River
in the St. Michaels Harbor

Bigger boat traffic out on the Chesapeake Bay