The Atlantic Islands of the Virginia Eastern Shore
Day 1 Patuxent River, May 30, Mill Creek or Marina at Solomons
Days 2-4 Cruise down the Western Shore of the Bay alternating an anchor out with a marina at a leisurely pace to accomodate boats under sail
Days 5 & 6 Cape Charles Marina and the Outer Islands
Layover day: a short trip by rented van across the tip of the lower Eastern Shore to the tiny village of Oyster, Virginia on the Atlantic side. We will board flat bottom boats for a three hour cruise run by local watermen who wil guide us through the remote beautiful marshes and Islands in the Cobb Bay area toward the beaches on Wreck Island
If we have enough people, one group may fo for photography and wild life in the early morning. Late sleepers can do a mid-morning trip. There is an unused Coast Guard Station, miles of channels through tall marsh grasses, an abandoned farm, and beaches full of shells and sand dollars.
In the afternoon we are hoping to get a private ytour in the sprintime gardens of Eyre Plantaion (another photo-op), a visit to the local winery of maybe a stop in an interesting museum if time permits.
Day 7-10 Return up the Western Shore stopping at new harbors, perhaps including a night at the Tides Inn.
Day 10 or 11 Good-Bye Lawn Party at Jay Plager's estate on San Domingo Creek (Kate Smith will sing God Bless America at flag lowering, and with luck Jay will be serving his special "Skip and Go Naked" rum punch).
This schedule allows time for bad weather stay-put days, and the daily travel distance will be set to accomodate sail boats if we have them.
SPRING CRUISE DATES: May 10-June 10; sailing South
FALL CRUISE DATES: Spetember 17-30; sailing North
Please contact Sandy King at 410-822-9141 home, 410-714-4189 cell, or firstname.lastname@example.org.