Sunset found us anchored in Chesapeake City, Maryland at the entrance to the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Aside from an ominous note on our chart reading “piles” roughly below our anchoring spot, the anchorage was the perfect spot to toast our travels in Chesapeake Bay. Along with inspiring historical sites and family visits (described in earlier posts), our travels provided us with world class gunkholing among quiet anchorages, fishing vessels of various shapes and sizes, visits with friends who date as far back as elementary school, skilled boat work in Annapolis, and some fine Bay sailing. We hope to return for more this fall.
Fishing vessels, such as Chesapeake above, shared our harbors as we moved north.
Moon beams dapple Sarah’s Creek, our first Bay anchorage. We also stopped in Deltaville and Solomons, before picking up a city mooring ball in Annapolis, self proclaimed sailing capital of the world.
A constant but gentle breeze filled our spinnaker on a memorable run up the Bay. The sail seemed happy to be out of its bag after its long hibernation during our time in the stiff Caribbean trade winds.
This colonial rendering of Annapolis, Maryland’s State Capital and home to the Naval Academy is actually a 500 piece puzzle. We secured Elizabeth Jean to a city mooring ball for our visit to Washington D.C.
Elizabeth Jean approaches the Chesapeake Bay Bridge which links Annapolis to Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Chesapeake City, the entrance to the Chesapeake Delaware Canal.