DAY 93 - ANNAPOLIS TO CHESAPEAKE CITY (65.5 Mi.)
Friday, August 4, 2017 ~ It is an overcast morning with moderate winds when we left the dock at 7:00 am. Today Chesapeake Bay is not as flat as it was yesterday. We are in 2 to 4 foot waves with white caps for the first 1.5 hours. Once we reached Abbey Point where the channel narrowed and there was protective land on both sides the conditions greatly improved and the sun came out. Upper Chesapeake Bay is well buoyed and we had a lot of ranges to follow. After the bay we enter the Chesapeake-Delaware Canal (C & D Canal). The 14 mile long canal is a shortcut between the Delaware River and the Chesapeake Bay. Our 3.25 hour cruise today ends at Summit North Marina at 10:15 am. It was a perfect morning to wash the boat and catch up on some laundry. The restaurant on the property, The Grain had live music and a bustling crowd all afternoon and evening.
|The yachts around with AIS in the Yacht Basin|
|The U.S. Navy Academy with hundreds on boys working out|
at 7:00 am in the morning.
|Welsh Point and the entrance to Back Creek and the|
C & D Canal.
|Entrance to Summit North Marina|
|Summit North Marina and the Grain Restaurant in the foreground.|
The zig-zag walkway that you see is made of concrete and allows for
wheelchair accessibility from the docks.