|The best Chesapeake Bay Sailing. Sunrise as we head south.|
When in transit mode, we try to run about 50 miles a day. This would be 3 days down the bay to Norfolk from Rock Hall, MD just above Annapolis. This time we actually took 4 days to run the bay. We had some sailing, lots of motoring, but calm seas, so we will take it.
4 Days down the Chesapeake Bay (165 nm)
- Rock Hall, MD to Annapolis, MD 16 nm (visit our boat buddies, Eric and Patricia)
- Annapolis, MD to Solomon's Island, MD 42 nm (anchor off Calvert Maritime Museum)
- Solomons, MD to Jackson Creek, VA 53 nm (anchor and enjoy a beautiful sunset)
- Jackson Creek, VA to Portsmouth, VA 54 nm (dock in the South Ferry basin, explore the city)
|Hayden sailing wing on wing heading south on the Chesapeke Bay|
Winds were from the NORTH....the course was SOUTH....so we sailed downwind wing on wing as much as we could. BUT...when the SOG (Speed Over Ground) drops below 3 knots, we motor sail or motor. We use 3 knots as our point of decision. We love to sail, and we will always sail if we can, but if our speed is 3 knots or less and we have 50 nm to cover, we will motor.
|Norfolk, VA Naval Base and Shipyards|
|Portsmouth, VA South Ferry Basin|
NOTE: Coffee Kiosk right there (blue peaked roof)
Here are the best photos from the trip ( I shot 87 photos today)
|Interesting Italian Ship passes close by. Note the bow wave well in front...|
that is the underwater bow bulb projecting well forward of the bow.
This ship is doing 15 knots!
|IP350 KISMET sailing their spinnaker southbound|
Nice job, Jim and Laurie!
|Sunset at anchor during our dinner...beautiful Jackson Creek,|
|WOLF TRAP LIGHTHOUSE, now you know you are moving south|
|Tugboat SARAH DANN pushing two barges up to Baltimore|
Beautiful paint colors
|Thank you....our miltary practicing landings on an Aircraft Carrier!|
|Shipping containers, those are tractor trailer boxes of imported goods being off loaded|
|OH NO....this Navy ship was listing.....just kidding :-)|