Sunday, November 19, 2023

day eight - headed for Steve's Cove

A spectacular morning.   Calm and peaceful.  Not a cloud in the sky.  Light north breeze.

Sail off anchor 7:35, a crabber working a trotline nearby.7:55 jibe at Ragged Island, making 3.6.  8:50 passing green marker "1" an eagle takes flight.  

9:00 tack back towards Hill Point.  10:00 tack back out to the Bay.  Less wind, making just 1.4.

10:45 wind fills in a bit, making 2.3 and very pleasant sailing.  Deadrises out setting crab pots.

10:55 passing Hills Point, 2.7.  11:30 tack to the northeast.  12:15 tack back towards the Choptank River.

The bluest of blue skies.  1:30 tack towards Tilghman Island.  1:50 tack near the red marker at the entrance to the Choptank.  A long steady run to the northeast, making 3.6 with the tiller resting against my knee.

Three tacks carry us across the Choptank River to Broad Creek, then a gentle sail into Steve's Cove.

With all the rough water and spray from the last few days, I notice salt is caking on my SPOT.

Anchor down 4:10 in the cove surrounded by farmland.  Great blue herons walk in the shallows along shore.

I set up the boom tent to get out of the sun, read and relax.

24.36 NM


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