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Log Book: Potomac River - September 29, 2003

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Potomac River

Good days run. We left at the sunrise and anchored just before the sunset clearing some 70 nautical miles. I think this was the most sailing we did in one day. We had very good winds; in fact there was small craft warning in the effect because of the high winds in upper twenties. In the morning we had to reef our sails since it was so gusty. We were very proud of ourselves seeing that no other boats ventured out this morning except the Coast Guard vessel keeping us company from time to time. So we felt like the men until around Annapolis we saw a huge regatta in progress with some 60+ boats under the full sail. Then we felt like boys again, having a good chuckle at this. Of course we shook our reefs and carried on enjoying our little adventure.

We were having some problems locating an anchorage we selected for tonight from some sailing guide. Our charts didn't cover southern part of the bay and our GPS would point us to the location in the straight line which sometimes can lead to a little surprise. A little surprise was that GPS was showing our anchorage some 5 miles into the land and to get there we realized would take some good detour around the mouth of the river which was some few hours which we didn't have.

We end up finding semi-protected area near the US Navy airport which was quite busy that night. We were somewhere close to Washington DC.

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