Four days with nowhere to be but the water. Four days to get past the mouth of the Potomac River, into the Chesapeake Bay and back home again. Eh, not so much. Think small craft advisory and the beginnings of fall. After spending the night at a rustic marina and enjoying the best Sunday brunch … More Small Craft Advisory? Just Sail Right Into It.
Four days with nowhere to be but the water. Four days to get past the mouth of the Potomac River, into the Chesapeake Bay and back home again. Or so we thought. So close the mouth of the river and yet so far to go before dark. After experimenting unsuccessfully with navigation equipment and a paper … More The Most Interesting Man on the River and an Exercise in Strategic Docking
Four days with nowhere to be but the water. Four days to sail past the mouth of the Potomac River, into the Chesapeake Bay and back. Preparations ashore included packing the fridge, making a second trip home for cold weather gear, filling up the diesel cans and leaving five hours late. (Doesn’t vacation start when … More Good Wind and a Taste of the Weather to Come
Gunston Cove is a small cove on the Potomac River bordered by Ft. Belvoir, historic Gunston Hall and Pohick Bay state park. It’s only a few hour’s sail from our marina so when we don’t have a lot of time we can still have a nice evening anchored out and a pleasant day on the … More Pork Chops and Chinese Lanterns: What to Bring for a Weekend on the Water
The Potomac River is only 2′-3′ deep in places so if the boat sinks, just stand up. We use nautical charts to decide where we can and cannot sail on the river: the brown is land, the blue and white are water, and the tiny numbers in the water show how deep the water is. The Potomac … More Can We Get Under That Bridge?
Charles and I anchored in Mattawoman Creek in southern Maryland for two nights to celebrate Charles’s birthday. The hats were my idea. We arrived on Friday afternoon. So many crab pots to navigate around as we pulled in! There’s not much up to date information about Mattawoman Creek anchorages so I only knew to expect weekend … More Here’s What Happens When Your Boat Runs Out of Gas and You Discover That Your Husband is a Good Swimmer