Sailing To New York City

Leaving Annapolis

The view from the cockpit as we motor away from the marina and head down Back Creek.   Looking back toward the marina, there's another boat behind us also heading down the creek.

A Whitehall Bay sunset.  

We finally cast off the lines at 4:15 pm and motored away from the marina. On our way down Back Creek, we stopped at the fuel dock at Annapolis Landing Marina for 10 gallons of diesel.

Since it was already late in the day, Jerome decided to spend tonight at anchor in nearby Whitehall Bay and start the trip in earnest tomorrow morning. This would also let us catch an incoming tide tomorrow that will help carry us up the bay. Jerome gave the helm to Jesse so he could get used to steering, and Jesse brought us into Whitehall Bay where we anchored without difficulty in light winds.

It was quite hot with little wind, so after anchoring, we set up the cockpit awning to keep the sun out of the cockpit. We had a pleasant dinner in the cockpit, consisting of tomato bisque soup, roast beef sandwiches, and grapes. I enjoyed talking with Jesse, comparing notes about our boats (what we liked and disliked, what improvements we made, etc.).

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