Sails up at 6:50 in the windless, well protected Ditchers Cove. I can hear the high-pitched chirping of eagles in the trees. Under power down Queenstown Creek in a light rain under a heavy overcast.
Out of the creek's entrance channel 7:05, full sail on the Chester River as a deadrise working a trotline crosses our bow.
Peanut butter and berry Rx bar, buffalo bar and cup of peaches for breakfast. Round Eastern Neck Island at 7:50 with the wind on our stern. Turn north at Wickes Beach, two eagles flying along the tree line.
Passing Eastern Neck Narrows at 8:45, by 9:00 doing 4.8 wing and wing. Easy sailing. Skies begin clearing. Soon bright sunshine and clear blue skies. Off Huntingfield Point at 9:50, can make out the Rock Hall channel entrance markers.
Sails down 10:05, motor into the harbor and docked 10:20 at Rock Hall Landing Marina. The gentleman in the office, makes a call and gets a room for me across the field at the Mariner's Motel.
Rock Hall is a favorite town on the bay. Nice marina, nice fisherman-style hotel, simple and clean. And perfect for resupply with the Bayside Foods grocery store in easy walking distance. But first, a crab cake for lunch on the outdoors deck at Waterman's Crab House.
A walk into town for fruit cups and raisins at the grocery store.
Back to the hotel to do a load of laundry.
Then back to Waterman's for a delightful dinner with friends Fred and Mary Lou.
12.9 NM for the day.