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

May 30, 2013

May 29 - Fairlee, MD

Fairlee Creek - Anchorage 

We decided a few days ago to by pass spending time in the Chesapeake this spring and head north to new cruising ground. Looking at the up coming weather in the Atlantic makes us question that decision. The forecast for the Atlantic calls for strong winds out of an unfavorable direction for the next week to ten days. We might have to give the New Jersey ICW a try...we've wanted new cruising grounds this just might be it!

We moved about 75 miles from Solomons to a nice anchorage on the north eastern shore of Maryland called Fairlee Creek. We've been here before, but the entrance into the protected bay still made me nervous. The tide was running out and shooting through the narrow opening very quickly. It's unbelievable how close you come to shore...I wish I would have taken a video; pictures just don't give the same feeling. 

I had gumbo cooking in the crockpot while we cruised, so we had a wonderful meal ready when we arrived. We spent the evening trying to figure out where we want to go from here. Tomorrow's trip to Chesapeake City should be an easy run...from there we have to worry more about the wind and tides and large bodies of water. That's when the real adventure begins!

Yes...that little cut, with the water flowing out is where we go in!
We made it...the girl on the beach had to move her stuff so she didn't get swamped. 

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