Sunday, October 1, 2017

Hiding Up River

After arriving in the Chesapeake we anchored up near the mouth of the Sassafras River and had two nights in a really cool spot with sandy high cliffs in front of us and a lake with a beach we could explore by dinghy through a narrow channel. We found the water here was virtually fresh so great for a swimming but not so nice for our water maker, which cannot be run with such low salinity- sadly we only found this out after we used half our water supply to wash the boat!! I am not sure I could get used to this brown water permanently but at least it's warm so we had a few good swims in this spot.
Sassasfras River Anchorage

Up the river six miles was Georetown, we decided to whizz up there in the dinghy to take a look and found a really safe harbour full of marinas and really friendly people. Interesting to see covered marinas for power boats! However, there wasn't really much of a town near the water though, so after a great sundowner with our Canadian Neighbours the next morning we sailed down the bay about 35 miles to the Chester River.

This is a 'Buy' Boat - would have consolidated Oysters from fishermen in the bay

Our lake and beach with Askari out in the bay
We arrived in the Chester River late afternoon and anchored up for the night in Langford Creek - a really quit spot with a few homes and lots of huts on stilts covered with grass. We found out this is a massive bird hunting area - hmmmm I hope it's not the season!

Langford Creek
Outside in the Ocean meanness was heading up the coast in the shape of hurricane Maria, we had decided being far inland was a good plan, the forecast said she was going to follow the gulf stream however hurricanes can find their way into the Chesapeake and follow one or other of the shorelines; so we didn't want to take any chances....

This was Maria on our weather app

Beautiful sunset at Langford Creek
Wednesday morning we trundled up the Chester River to Chestertown - we had such a fun over the next four days, got to meet some great people, had some fantastic crab and felt quite at home in this spot and even flew the drone for the first time since we got it back after it's swim. I made a video it was that nice - enjoy.......

Saturday afternoon after the farmers market, we sailed all the way down the river on the genoa and then spent another calm night in the creek before heading over to the big city lights of Baltimore where we have booked a marina for a whole month!

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