Nabb’s Creek, Chesapeake Bay
Posted by Bill
I know…I know….where have I been? Not much exciting going on the last 3-4 days. Tricia has had her business meetings and I have been working on the boat and running to Walmart, West Marine, etc. while I have had access to a car (but trying to limit how much I take advantage of that). Tricia was finally able to announce her retirement and we had several nights of celebration with her co-workers. Thursday night got a little out of control and we polished off many bottles of Patron (too many). We had planned to go to Annapolis to the boat show Friday, but no one was able to function well enough to pull it off. We did go to the boat show Saturday and got a bunch of stuff we needed, including nautical charts for Florida and the Bahamas. Today we are doing laundry and prepping the boat for passage again. We want to leave early Monday (tomorrow) and try to make it to Solomons Island, a 60 mile run, but we have the tide working against us, as well as restricted bridge openings getting out of Stoney Creek. We are going to give it an early start and see how well we are doing, with secondary options of stopping at Galesville, MD or Deale, MD, if we are not going to make Solomons by dark. We are expecting high winds Tuesday and Wednesday, so we will hunker down in a protected marina wherever we stop.
Our friends Mike and Sue have been absolutely wonderful to us while we have been here, offering to share everything they have, from dockage, laundry, cars, food, drink, showers, bed….and we cannot thank them enough. We also love hanging out with them and we will miss them!
The next couple of weeks will be interesting. Typically, after the boat show, everyone who is going south leaves at the same time. It makes for some crowded anchorages and bridge openings, from what we hear, so stay tuned! I am sure we will have some crazy stuff to share.