June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015  Day 2  New York Summer 2015
At anchor
Mill Creek, Solomons, MD    

We cruised about 50 miles today to a familiar anchorage at Mill Creek in Solomons.  We had little boat traffic, fairly calm water, and fewer crab pots than expected – so not a bad day!  When we approached the testing range for the Patuxent Naval Air Station, they contacted us by radio and asked us to adjust our course 10 degrees to the east.  We were happy to comply and enjoyed several fly-bys of their P-8 Poseidon and the chase plane, an F-18.

We arrived at Mill Creek at 1545 and immediately turned on the generator so we could have air conditioning.  We had dinner on board and relaxed for the evening.

The Navy P-8 Poseidon and the F-18 running test patterns
Tomorrow’s destination: Annapolis!