Little Choptank - Annapolis
Early morning storm came whipping through the protected anchorage we had chosen last night. At least 50 kt winds were involved. So forceful it flipped the dinghy. Motored out into three foot waves, which killed speed. Finally got to the bottom of Tilghman Island and broke out full sails in WNW winds of 15-20 its. Great sunny sail home at 6 kts. Good to see Thomas Point Light. Elysium is home in her slip. Thank you Anne for a wonderful adventure and all the laughs (and great dinners.)
Ship Photographer's Log:
Beautiful sunset shortly after we settled into our last anchorage - last image! It is very peaceful here in the Little Choptank - a little hideaway! Yet another storm blew through last night with insane winds - it started blowing around 3:00 a.m. so we are a wee bit tired from keeping a constant ear on the activity surrounding Elysium. At one point, when the 50 knot winds occurred, Elysium heeled over on about a 30 degree "down bubble" and the galley drawers came flying open! Our anchoring skills proved once again to be on point, and we stayed tight to our anchor!! Bay was again too rough to handle a camera - and needed to relieve Norm on the wheel as much as possible. Anyway - enjoy the last sunset of our journey! We are already planning our next sojourn into the "Seafood Capital of the World" - Crisfield, Maryland and Smith Island - so we will let you know when Sailventure II sets course!