"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

October 4, 2012

Oct. 3 - Solomons, MD

Mill Creek - Anchorage

Today was the end of this cruising season’s adventure and the beginning of our trek south to store the boat for the winter. Hard to believe it's that time of year again, but we are ready to spend time with family and land based friends. Our departure was delayed a few hours this morning by fog. It's the first foggy day we've seen this season...maybe it was some kinds of omen or Baltimore trying to tell us don’t go...stay just a little longer. Staying another week would have been very easy, but Mayven is calling us home. We'd planned to leave early, before anyone knew we were gone, but Mother Nature had other plans. It was nice to have one more goodbye from our friends Pam and Donny and Bill, the best dock master ever. We will definitely return to Henderson's next year.

The weather was dreary when we left, but it did improve. By mid morning we had partly sunny skies, light winds and little boat traffic...a perfect day to be on the Chesapeake Bay. The sights on the bay are getting very familiar and it's easy for us to recognize exactly where we are. We are anchored in Mill Creek near Solomons. In the same spot we've used twice before and it is full of boat this time. I guess it truly is time for everyone to move south, not that you could tell from tonight's temperature. It's going to be our warmest night since we were home last July, but that is going to change soon…winter is just around the corner.

One of the large ships heading to Baltimore
These were interesting things we saw today, but the pictures were taken on previous trips up and down the Chesapeake. This is the Baltimore Lighthouse
Shady Point Shoal Lighthouse
The Bay Bridge connects the mainland of Maryland to the Delmarva Peninsula, known as the eastern shore.
 Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse
Cove Point Lighthouse

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