Northbound 2021 – #16: Deltaville, VA to Solomans, MD

Travel Summary 

Chilly, Clear & Bright, 55° to start, Partly Sunny, Breezy, 64° to finish.  Winds North 5 -10 kts, becoming West 5-10.  Waves 1-2 ft. 

Distance traveled:  54.5  nautical miles

Time underway: 5 hours 50 minutes

Average Speed:  9.3 kts

Max Speed: 10.2 kts

We ended up staying two nights at Deltaville due to the weather.  The winds picked up as the day went on Sunday and continued, through the evening and into Monday.  It rained most of Monday morning.  Not good trawler weather although we saw many sailboats coming and going all day Sunday and Monday.

We had planned to go for a bike ride to explore, but the weather just didn’t allow us to do that.  It was, however a perfect day to make some Maryland Crab soup!

We decided to leave Deltaville at 8 am on Tuesday morning.  We had to cross the head of the Potomac River, the Captains’ research into tides, waves and wind said this was the best time to get us to the Potomac with minimal (boat tossing)??

The Captains did a great job!  I’ve never seen the Chesapeake Bay as calm and crossing the Potomac was a breeze.  We were able to ride the current all the way up to the Potomac and time it so we hit the Potomac just as the winds calmed down.  It was a perfect ride.

Our stop for the evening, Solomons, MD!  Woo hoo!  We finally made it back to Maryland. What a cool historic town.  We walked a bit and then had dinner. 

It was an early night because everyone was ready for our next stop tomorrow, the end game – Kent Narrows, MD.

Another beautiful evening
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