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.