|The wind was just off our port stern so we motor sailed |
with the jib and made very good time.
|We passed Hooper Strait Lighthouse at 10:15 AM|
Along the way we saw numerous brown pelicans which we don't see in the northern bay. When we hauled in the jib we noticed a distinct drop in the knots we were making, hmmm could it be that we snagged one of the numerous crab pots we were dodging? We continued at the slower pace the rest of the day, enjoying the cool temperatures and the sunny skies. In one section of the bay we noticed that it was much lighter in color. We could see a definite line of demarcation between the dark bay and the light bay. Could it be the difference in the bottom?
|The entrance to Somers Cove Marina is between the new condominium complex on your left and |
crab processing facilities on your right. This inlet bears to the right and into the harbor.
We arrived at Somers Cove Marina about 4:30 and tied up in our slip with the help of our dock master. Uh oh, there was a crab pot behind us. That WAS what was slowing us down!!
|G Dock at Somers Cove Marina has beautiful floating docks--this makes |
getting on and off the boat a lot easier.
|We watched the sun set, waiting for the fireworks.|
After settling in and having a light dinner we waited for the fireworks. We had a ringside seat right from the cockpit and they were spectacular, best ever!
|The cook who worked at the old Captain's Galley now cooks at the Water's Edge Cafe in Crisfield.|