October 11, 2014

October 8-9, 2014  Days 164-165  Chesapeake Bay
Whitehouse Cove Marina
Poquoson, VA

We left our anchorage in Mill Creek at Solomons early on Wednesday. We had a good cruise all day under a sunny sky.  We chose a new anchorage for our last night on the Bay – Indian Creek which is at Kilmarnock, VA. It was a very scenic and protected area and we shared the anchorage with two other boats.  We would definitely go back again! We enjoyed a magnificent full moon that evening.

We departed Thursday and made the final leg of the trip which took us back to Poquoson.  We arrived around 2pm and the dock master was here to greet us.  Bill’s brother Bob came over to visit later in the afternoon.  It is good to be back for about 5-6 weeks. We will visit family and friends, and take care of all medical appointments.  Our project list grows daily and we have already started working on some of the tasks.  We hope to get many things accomplished before we head south in mid-November.

We will try to update the blog from time to time but will not write often until we get underway.  Our summer and fall on the Chesapeake Bay was everything we had hoped it would be. We explored new rivers and creeks, visited large cities and small towns, docked in marinas, yacht clubs, spent time on a mooring ball and enjoyed many anchorages.  We had friends join us on board twice, and we attended the MTOA Rendezvous. It was the perfect place for us to be!

October 7, 2014

October 4-7, 2014  Days 160-163  Chesapeake Bay
At anchor, Mill Creek
Solomons, MD

We departed the Maryland Yacht Club early Sunday morning and had a good cruise to Herring Bay when we anchored.  We enjoyed watching a myriad of sailboats enjoying a decent breeze on this fall Sunday afternoon. 

By the end of the day we were alone in our anchorage and spent a peaceful evening.  We were watching the wind and waves forecast on the bay and decided to spend an additional day at anchor. The winds were from the south and we had good protection.  By early afternoon on Monday, the wind changed and came from the east.  This was a problem.  We had waves on our beam all afternoon and well into the evening – strong enough to knock two lamps over and to make us feel ill.

We left this spot early Tuesday morning and cruised five hours to Mill Creek in Solomons, an anchorage we have visited three times this summer.  We had three foot waves on the bow the first two hours, then two footers for the remainder of the cruise.  However, we were rewarded with a perfectly calm anchorage with protection on all sides.  What a pleasant contrast to last night!

We spent a relaxing afternoon and cooked dinner on the grill.

We will travel to another anchorage further south tomorrow.


October 3, 2014

October 1-3, 2014  Days 157-159  Chesapeake Bay
Maryland Yacht Club
Pasadena, MD

Just a quick post tonight. We have had a slight change of plans as we wait for a better weather window after this front has passed. We were planning to leave today but will now depart MYC on Sunday.

In the meantime, Joyce has done some cleaning and some necessary provisioning, thanks to Peg, another Looper who is here and has a car!  Bill has the chart plotting completed and has completed some chores in the engine room.  We have also been productive in scheduling several appointments while we are in Virginia.

We also went to dinner with Jim and Peg here at the club on Wednesday night and had a fun evening.

We will update again soon.