Monday, December 31, 2007

11/01/2007 Chesapeake

Hakuna Matata made an early start in the Cape May Canal and on into Delaware Bay staying clear of the main channel.

Made our way in behind Reedy Island for one of the roughest nights we've spent at anchor. Strong current and winds with things going bump all night long...could it be Halloween?

The next day we were in the C&D canal with more bridges and lots of traffic.

We stopped at Chesapeake City to wait out tropical storm Noel. We enjoyed our time there walking through the quaint village, their shops and local pub. Before we left we even found a pizza restaurant that delivered to us at the marina. Such joy...we missed pizza :-)
With the return of fair weather we continued down the canal and into the Chesapeake Bay.

There were now boats sailing all around us. We're nearing Annapolis which is said to be The Sailing Capitol of the World and that's even on a cold day in November.

There's always something that needs fixing or adjusting on the boat. Lucky for us, most things can be done by Bob.

Unless it involves the bottom of the boat and the boats in water. While at Zahniser's in Solomons, MD Hakuna Matata was hauled. This left time to visit another Morgan 34 owned by Wayne and Jan Rogers, enjoy a dinner out with them and get stocked up thanks to the loan of their truck. Since the boat was being worked on and our cat Zachary doesn't like to be locked up, he came along in a carrier as I walked the streets visiting the shops. He was the hit of the day as most shop owners welcomed him in out of the cold. Friendly place .We left Solomons in better shape than when we arrived and found a great little anchorage in another Mill Creek. Sasquatch noticed someone arriving...It's Leon & Kim March , they were in Solomons along with us....lucky us because we got an invite aboard "Gyspsy" for dinner. We're There!
From Mill Creek everyone moved to Deltaville, Va where friends of Leon & Kim (Ron & Brenda) had a car. The women went shopping, laundromat & pizza and the guys did boat stuff. We sailed out at sunrise enjoying the view.
Lighthouses along the way

more commercial traffic
and Norfolk, VA ready to begin the ICW.

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