Month-long Sailing Trip: Georgetown
Monday, July 21
From our anchorage in Still Pond to Georgetown on the Sassafrass River was only 14.5 nautical miles--a very short leg compared to most of the other legs on this trip. The Sassafrass River is beautiful, deep, and well-marked. It winds through farmed fields, forested areas, marsh lands, 80-foot high cliffs, and has many large and small homes along its banks.
|I couldn't begin to guess how many square feet of floor space is in this home |
on the southern shore of the Sassafrass River.
|A much larger home on the northern shore of the Sassafrass River has |
a lighthouse-like gazebo on the water. This home was once owned by the DuPont family.
|Georgetown (Maryland) is located where the bascule bridge on Route 213 crosses |
the Sassafrass River. There are seven large marinas in Georgetown. We
picked up a mooring buoy at Georgetown Yacht Basin.
Tuesday, July 22
|While not exactly fitting the definition of "hootchie mama" in the urban dictionary, |
this picture portrays the general idea. I think we will name our rigid hull inflatable
dinghy "hootchie mama" or simply "hootchie."
|The owner of S/V Martha White has a home in Chestertown and another home in |
Florida. This beautiful schooner gets used infrequently.
|The Granary is a restaurant and marina on the northern shore of the Sassafrass River.|
|The Sassafrass River runs east and west, so the sunrises and sunsets are very colorful. This |
photograph was taken just after sunset from the second level of the Granary.
|This is another view from the Granary just after sunset. There are |
more power boats than sailboats in Georgetown.
By the way, in this area the mosquitos are abundant and have a voracious appetite! Don't even think about being outside around dusk without mosquito repellent! Our mosquito nets for over the hatches were invaluable.