August 3, 2014

July 31-August 3, 2014  Days 95-98  Chesapeake Bay
At Anchor
Wye River, off Drum Point

Lots of big ships pass under the Francis Key Bridge
on their way to Baltimore
We left the Inner Harbor of Baltimore just before 0800 Thursday and headed back down the Patapsco River.  Only a few water taxis and sailboats were out this early.  We entered the Chesapeake Bay and crossed under the Bay Bridge at 11:30.  We had a sunny and fairly calm day for our 55 mile journey.

We arrived in the scenic Wye River on the Eastern Shore around 3:00, and by 3:45 we had chosen an anchorage off Drum Point.  We had it to ourselves except for a few fishermen and crabbers who wandered in and out. We anchored next to an island with a small sandy beach.   We cooked dinner on the grill and had a quiet evening after our long day.
Lazy Dolphin
Sunset at Drum Point on the Wye River

We stayed here Friday getting some work done. Joyce made several phone calls for reservations at upcoming marinas and Bill worked on his bird carving. Gold Loopers, Randy & Barb, on Lazy Dolphin arrived in the anchorage that afternoon. We gave them a call and arranged to see them the next day.  We had not seen them since October, 2012!

We took the dinghy down on Saturday and visited with Randy and Barb on their boat. We had a nice time “catching up” on our cruising adventures and future plans. 

Today, Sunday we did some more chores, talked to several family members and planned our trip tomorrow.  We will leave this spot and go to another anchorage on the Wye River, a few miles away.