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Old 14-05-2013, 11:51   #1
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Southern Chesapeake Cruise

We are leaving in a little more than a week to sail south of Tangier Island. Only plans are the first few nights in Crisfield and Onancock,VA
The only plan is to check out Urbanna,VA
Looking forward to catching another Rockfish, swinging in my hammock, crabbing and exploring new areas
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My wifes family is in Crisfield. Cool town. Her grandparents moved there from Jersey a long, long time ago. Found the town on their way down the intercoastal on their Bahamas trips and decided to move there. They had a Chesapeake Bay Bugeye they lived on for the years they traveled. Have fun on your trip!
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The southern bay is a blast. Nanticoke, Pocomoke, and Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore, and Mobjack Bay, Great Wicomico, Kilmarnock/White Stone/Irvington (the Triangle Trolley has started running again -- Fridays & Saturdays)...or even Yorktown and Jamestown for some history. Happy cruising!
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My wifes family is in Crisfield. Cool town. Her grandparents moved there from Jersey a long, long time ago. Found the town on their way down the intercoastal on their Bahamas trips and decided to move there. They had a Chesapeake Bay Bugeye they lived on for the years they traveled. Have fun on your trip!
Wow! Not too many Bugeyes left
I own Bailey Jewelers in Princess Anne
I wonder if we have met?
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The southern bay is a blast. Nanticoke, Pocomoke, and Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore, and Mobjack Bay, Great Wicomico, Kilmarnock/White Stone/Irvington (the Triangle Trolley has started running again -- Fridays & Saturdays)...or even Yorktown and Jamestown for some history. Happy cruising!
Thank you for the information
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If you like art, they have like 5 little shops in Onancock these days, and the old bakery that used to be by the movies theater is a little closer to the wharf. Btw, that old movie theater still plays movies on the weekends I believe.

They even have some kind of an artsy thing going on at the old Onancock High School ........... it may have just been classes though.

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If you like art, they have like 5 little shops in Onancock these days, and the old bakery that used to be by the movies theater is a little closer to the wharf. Btw, that old movie theater still plays movies on the weekends I believe.

They even have some kind of an artsy thing going on at the old Onancock High School ........... it may have just been classes though.

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A bakery sounds wonderful
It's always about the food
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A bakery sounds wonderful
It's always about the food
The (new) bakery I believe is about 1/2 mile or so up the hill from the wharf on the right. They used to have the best creme puffs and doughnuts (we thought) in the world.

The guy that did all the baking at night back in the day was a bass fisherman. He got off work at Zero Dark Thirty and knew all the best spots. I'm thinking you have probably guessed who held all the freshwater fishing records on the shore.

Plus there is a restaurant on the wharf.

Also you can pay to stay at the dock or anchor about 100 yards or so from it for free and it's totally protected. (except for the mosquitos) The wharf guy can tell you about it if you call him. They even have a dinghy dock?! near one of the wooden bridges. I think it's still made of wood.
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Here's a link to some pics of cruises I took to Tangier Sound back in the 70s and 80s.
I recommend a trip up the Pocomoke River.

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Wow! Not too many Bugeyes left
I own Bailey Jewelers in Princess Anne
I wonder if we have met?
I posted the tablecloth in the photo below from a sailing magazine. That was their boat. Last name of Penn for the owners. The name of the boat was quickstep.

My brother in law owns Chesapeake boats on 413. I'll be down there at the end of the summer for the crab derby. The names sterling and sheedy are my relatives over there in crisfield. Small town we might have bumped into eachother at some time. I met my wife 13 years ago now. She was my sisters room mate in collage and I came up from NC when in hte Marines to visit my little sis. We hit it off and she's been my best friend ever since. Shute, it was even her idea for us to get the boat, can't go wrong there!
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Found the thread explaining the table cloth
Do you know_Ruth & Larry Penn on Quickstep on the Chesapeake, Florida & Bahamas
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We'll be right behind you. We're planning a southern Chessie trip the 1st week of June. So far, we're looking at:

Solomons
St Marys
Deltaville
Onancock
Smith or Tangier
maybe as far as Cape Charles
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We'll be watching this thread for other ideas and suggestions. Have a great time!
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We'll be right behind you. We're planning a southern Chessie trip the 1st week of June. So far, we're looking at:

Solomons
St Marys
Deltaville
Onancock
Smith or Tangier
maybe as far as Cape Charles
Corrotoman R

We'll be watching this thread for other ideas and suggestions. Have a great time!
We are a 33ft Pearson Sloop "Bold Rascal"
No sail plan going to make it up as we go
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I posted the tablecloth in the photo below from a sailing magazine. That was their boat. Last name of Penn for the owners. The name of the boat was quickstep.

My brother in law owns Chesapeake boats on 413. I'll be down there at the end of the summer for the crab derby. The names sterling and sheedy are my relatives over there in crisfield. Small town we might have bumped into eachother at some time. I met my wife 13 years ago now. She was my sisters room mate in collage and I came up from NC when in hte Marines to visit my little sis. We hit it off and she's been my best friend ever since. Shute, it was even her idea for us to get the boat, can't go wrong there!
We will have a retail booth at the crab derby on Saturday in the pavillion Sunday a booth in the boat docking area and Labor Day Monday on deal island during the skipjack races
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No agenda is the only way to go! We usually build a list of places we'd love to see, then wing it. Sometimes we hit spots on the list, sometimes, not.

Go Pearson! We're on our second. We had a 10M for years and loved it!

Have a great trip!
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