Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Makin' Tracks

Our AIS Track
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We went

Woke the crew and quickly made preparations to get underway.

The fellow on 'Blue Grotto' was correct and the seas have been relatively smooth.

Got a pic of Cove Point Lighthouse on the way around the bend and into the Bay.

This one's for Broulee.

Now as we're happily settling into our routine of staring out the window and cutting corners on our planned route, I get a text from a friend in Annapolis. He's got us spotted on Marine Tells us our speed, bearing, and all the traffic around us.
You can run but you can't hide.

Another cool thing about boats and technology.... I'm posting this from the middle of the Chesapeake Bay.
Right here.... Click link to see the location.  I'm such a gear head.

The marina in Annapolis just called to tell us they've made room and we haven't found a place at St. Michaels... so off to Annapolis we go.
We've never been to Annapolis.
Finally we're going places we haven't been before. We're excited.



Today's Pic

Like the old tune by the Clash... Should I Stay or Should I go.

A fellow just passed by in a Selene so I radioed him for a report. He said his run yesterday was pretty nasty so I guess we made the right call after all.

 Pretty sedate morning in Solomons Harbor.
No red skies make for a boring picture, but an omen of good seas.

It's so smooth up in the Pax River, but you don't know till your about 5 miles out what the Bay is actually doing.
Low tide is around 9AM so our thoughts are to meet that slack tide and ride the flow north. Still not sure where yet. Got calls into a couple of places, but it seems everyone is full. I'm sure we'll find something. Anchoring out in the Severn is probably not a good idea with all the storms that are predicted, but we shall see.

Just got a call from 'Blue Grotto', the Selene Trawler. He reports that it's not bad at all... so off to wake the crew.