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These are all the Blogs posted on Thursday, 25 October, 2012.
RI to FL - Day 11
Galesville, MD to Solomons, MD
Last night we discovered that one of Vacuflush head pumps was not working… so rather than fix it last night I opted to wait till today… so was not eager to jump out of bed and dig into the “pooper” pump. Anyway, I changed out a couple of duckbills valves and the head was good to go.

We departed from Galesville, MD at approximately 0920 hours. It was a calm day but very foggy… nothing like Block Island fog as we still had a mile of visibility. Ran down the Chesapeake Bay with little to effect from current… so we did not beeak any speed records juts a steady 6.5 – 7.0 knots all day.

We could hear a lot of boat traffic on the VHF radio but with the fog we did not see too many other boats at all today… we did see a small fishing ship and a small passenger ship passing each other off our starboard side but not much else. The fog did eventually burn off at the end of today’s trip and we did see a lot of boats fishing.. both commercial crabbers and recreational.

We decided to stop early today and venture into the Solomons… we have been in here before and it is easy in and out. Never anchored before… we have always docked here so this will be a little different. We arrived at approximately 1530 hours and anchored at N38°19.268’, W076°27.343 in the first small basin to port. We are surrounded by 3-4 marinas and a small island off our bow. There’s a Tiki Bar and dock 150 feet from us… according to the cruising guides they allow you to dock your dinghy and are pet friendly so we will be visiting them come happy hour.

We traveled today for 6 hours and 20 minutes covering 41.07 nautical miles averaging 6.49 knots.
Posted at 4:11 PM by:Jay
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