Because of a little clerical error at work (mine) I realized just now that I don't have the planned 16 days off this fall. Instead I've got 18. Or at least I think I'll do. I'll confirm this week with the office.
I'll launch at Cambridge - nice, free ramp - head north to Havre de Grace at the top of the bay (pronounced "have-erdee-grayce according the the sailing guides) then do some exploring on the way back south. There are some rivers and creeks I have passed by in the past - the Bohemia, Sassafras, Corsica Rivers, Fairlee Creek. I have heard wonderful things about these places. A couple of them have marinas, with laundry, restaurants, etc that I'll need/want on a long trip.
About six weeks until I head to Cambridge. I'll start getting serious about packing around Labor Day. Can't wait!