CHESAPEAKE BAY MYOG RENDEZVOUS:
DEALE TO ANNAPOLIS, MD --
Cove of Cork, Back Creek, Spa Creek and Mill Creek.
(Approximately 18 miles)
On Saturday 25 September 2004, we brought SP up from Deale to her mooring in
Cove-of-Cork off the Severn River in Annapolis for activities over
the following two weekends. We motored all the way due to lack of wind. This
actually worked to our advantage since the water was full of debris flowing
down the Bay as a result of the hurricanes. Thanks to Chris, JP, Jana, Tony,
and Greg for crewing. I owe you one with some wind.
On Saturday 2 October, John Avery crewed as we motored SP from our
mooring in Cove of Cork off the Severn River to the far reaches of Back
Creek in Annapolis for the first MYOG Chesapeake Bay rendezvous. At the end
of the Creek we found Fandango, Peter and Carolyn Veshlage's 1978 Mariner 36
sloop hailing out of Spray Beach, NJ and we rafted up. After contacting Paul
Cunningham, Enchantee's skipper, on Spa Creek,
we decided to move the rendezvous there since our current position was
cramped with slips opposite both sides of our raft.
We timed the transit to Spa Creek perfectly, arriving just as the bridge
went up for its 5:30 pm opening. Motoring up the creek to its far end we
located Enchantee, a 1980 Mariner 38 pilothouse sloop, at a friend’s slip.
In front, the creek opened into a small bay with plenty of room.
Fandango dropped her hook a hundred yards outboard of Enchantee and SP
again rafted up. Our three crews commenced a get-together on each other’s
boats, sharing projects and sea stories. We capped the evening off with
dinner at McGarvey’s in downtown Annapolis. On Sunday, following breakfast
in Annapolis, Paul Cunningham—skipper of Enchantee—helped me motored SP back
to her mooring in Cove of Cork.