Coinjock to Baltimore - 2017
Coinjock to Mobjack Bay
|The North Landing Swing Bridge is so close to the water |
that it must open for almost any boat, not just sailboats.
|This is the Centerville Turnpike Swing Bridge--it is |
actually a double swing bridge.
|This is a lift bridge for a railroad in Norfolk--it is normally open.|
|These blue cranes are used to unload ships in Norfolk.|
Mobjack Bay to Solomons
We got an even earlier start today, June 14. We pulled up anchor at 5:30 AM and began our 80-mile day up the Chesapeake Bay.
|The sun was just coming up behind the New Point Comfort |
Lighthouse as we were leaving our anchorage.
|Wolf Trap Lighthouse was the next lighthouse we |
passed on our way up the Chesapeake Bay.
|Smith Point Lighthouse at the mouth of the Potomac |
River is on the Maryland-Virginia state line.
Solomons to Galesville
I slept like a baby last night! I didn't notice the slightest boat motion--maybe it was because I was completed exhausted from the 13-hour day on the water or there actually was no boat motion during the night (or both). The overnight temperature was in the high 60's. Since we have only a 45-mile day ahead of us today in very familiar waters, we will be leaving our anchorage at eight o'clock and picking up fuel and ice here in Solomons before proceeding to Galesville.
|The Cove Point Lighthouse has been preserved |
and it still has a lighted beacon atop.
Galesville to Baltimore
We left our slip at 6:45 this morning and headed out Tenthouse Creek and into the West River before the boatyard came alive. The day was mostly overcast as we proceeded out of the West River, passed Thomas Point Lighthouse, and motored through the center span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
|Thomas Point Lighthouse under overcast skies.|
|This view of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is looking east |
just before we went through the center span.