Sunday, September 27, 2009
In the Chesapeake
Harley woke me out of a dead sleep at 7:30 yesterday to say the wind had shifted and the tide is at its optimum best so, if we want to get out of here, now is the time. In a flash I was out of bed and in the “let’s get going” mode. I quickly brushed my teeth, washed my face (there is no point doing anything with the hair, it’s a rat’s nest by now) and started getting the boat ready to leave. By 8:30, after checking the weather one more time, we were pulling up the anchor and on our way.
We sailed up Delaware Bay with the wind to our backs all day and made really good time. We hit the C & D Canal at 1630 and by 1930 we were anchored where the Bohemia River and Chesapeake Bay join. Seventy-three miles in 11 hours (an average of 6.6 knots) is not bad for us. It was long, but not tiring, and we are feeling great to be in the Chesapeake.