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Chesapeake and Delaware Bay Summary

September 24-30, 2003

Sailing through Delaware Bay is quite an experience. Currents are swift and there are number of sandbars lurking just outside of the main shipping channel. Yes, we did run aground, but fortunately a quick tack, leaning over and quickly engaging the engine saved the day. While sailing across the bays and C&D Canal keep a sharp look out for big cargo freighters. Hospitable Chesapeake City offers courtesy docking but don't count on buying groceries there unless you hitch a ride with some local folk. We loved this pictures town and it was a good spot to meet other cruisers. Chesapeake Bay is most gorgeous place we have seen on the East coast. One could spend years exploring these beautiful cruising grounds. Watch out for the weather though, strong winds can whip these relatively shallow waters into quite a chop.

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