After 2 days in Kilmarnock, VA we headed for Solomon's Island, MD. It was a beautiful sunny day and there could be nothing better than being on the water. The first night we enjoyed an anchorage off Zahniser's Yachting Centre and took out the dingy to explore Solomon's Island. We then stayed at a dock at ZYC for the next 2 days as there was a small craft warning on the Chesapeake so we thought we would stay to check out the town. We enjoyed bike riding around the Island, a nice lunch overlooking the bay, and did a little shopping.
The next morning was rainy but we had light winds so we headed back out into the Chesapeake with a planned destination of a quite anchorage in Still Pond. The day was cool and we had great seas most of the time other than about an hour of a 2-3 ft chop. Because of the Northernly winds we didn't want to anchor in Still Pond which forces us to go into Still Pond Creek which we found out on Active Captain is tricky to get into. We successfully got in and enjoyed a very peaceful evening, enjoyed the wildlife and got a very good nights sleep. Check out the video below to get more details on getting into this beautiful anchorage.
We woke up bright and early to catch a good current in the C&D Canal. It was a great decision as when we got pass Chesapeake city we were flying at 10.5 knots. In the video, Shel tries to explain his rational around his timing of the C&D Canal and Delaware Bay to ride the current. However, the info was not totally correct. It might be better to reference this Timing Your Passage article. The weather that morning was again cool but we had calm seas which made the passage through Delaware Bay a breeze. Delaware Bay was literally flat. We arrived in Cape May, NJ late afternoon and anchored off the Coast Guard Station. It was a busy anchorage with a strong tidal current which had us changing direction throughout the night. It was also off the channel so we would get wakes from passing boats.
Stay tuned as on the next leg of our trip North as we head out out to the Atlantic Ocean cruising into Atlantic City and New York City.
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