Blue Turtle Cruising

After we left Rock Hall, Maryland, we cruised 34 miles south to anchor at Cox Creek. The next morning we sailed 14 miles to St. Michaels. It was a cold, grey and windy day, which was great for sailing, not so much for anything else. We anchored in Leeds Creek, a couple miles from St. …

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Once we were off the dock in Delaware City, we entered the C&D Canal and motored through it, anchoring on the other side in the Bohemia River. The next morning, we headed 18 miles south to the Sassafras River. We pulled out the sails to dust them off and sailed for about 2 hours before …

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After spending 2 weeks on a mooring ball in Annapolis, we released our ball and headed out of Spa Creek and into Back Creek. Since we couldn’t reverse, navigating through the channel was a little nerve wracking with others boats either waiting to get into slips or get fuel. We finally made our way to …

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The day we left Hampton, VA, it was a cloudy day with lumpy following seas on the Chesapeake. We cruised 54 miles to Hughlett Point, a small peninsula on the shores of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay, where we anchored for the night. The next morning, the seas were no better and we had 20 knot winds …

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After we left Solomons Island, we were ready to get south as the temps there were dropping. We had several long days of cruising with a few extended stops in places we visited on the way north. We buddy boated with SV Ocean Cowboy and SV Nickelby from the Solomons to Langley, VA where we …

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After waking up to 37 degree temps in Annapolis, it was definitely time to start heading south. After doing a last load of laundry and provision run, we left the mooring field and motored over to the Annapolis harbor docks to fill up our water tanks. We pulled in right next to the tall ship …

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After successfully sailing most of the way to Annapolis from Middle River, our mission was to grab a mooring ball. The “front forty” field was full the day we arrived, but the next day we were able to score one of the balls that wouldn’t be affected by the boat shows. This was the deciding …

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After spending 3 weeks at our friend’s dock in Middle River, Maryland, it was time to head south on the Chesapeake. We were thrilled when Tony and Nancy took us up on our offer to sail with us to Annapolis. Since they are power boaters, it was great to show them what sailing is like. …

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Finally, after a month on land we were cruising again! We left Kent Narrows and headed north, passing under the massive Chesapeake Bay Bridge. We cruised about 34 miles that day and found a nice little anchorage near Dobbins Island in the Magothy River. Randy dove in to check the growth on the prop and …

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After exploring Oxford, we continued up the eastern shore of Maryland to St. Michaels. The 31.5 mile trip took us about 6 hours and we dropped anchor in the Miles River on the outskirts of the anchorage area. The next morning it was time to explore the town. St. Michaels is a quaint historic town …

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After exploring Tangier Island, we needed to fill our water tanks, provision for groceries and do some laundry. We cruised 14 miles north to Crisfield, Maryland and got a slip at Somers Cove Marina where we could knock everything out at once. Somers Cove Marina is the largest State-owned marina in Maryland with 515 slips. …

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