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Old 09-10-2014, 04:40 PM   #81
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.......... Ron, we will probably do the St. John's next year on our return to FL. St. Augustine is a must, we stayed 3 nights on the city run mooring balls.
We were there by car for a few hours several years ago. I want to go back and take my time. We'll get a slip so we can come and go more easily.
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Old 09-10-2014, 06:16 PM   #82
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Oxford is great. Best ice cream on the Eastern Shore. Not sure I would anchor off the Strand, wakes might be a problem. There is room to anchor inside the harbor in Oxford, but I've been told the holding isn't great.

The Wye River has some of the best anchorages on the bay. Dividing Creek on the Wye can always be counted on to provide a great wildlife show. Bald Eagles are common.

Reed Creek off the Chester River is also a nice spot to anchor. Queenstown Creek is also nice and very protected.

The Cambridge Municipal Marina is a nice stop with a quick walk to numerous restaurants.

Solomons is also a nice overnight with numerous marinas.

St Michaels is one of the most popular spots on the bay to visit. You can anchor inside the harbor or get a slip. Anchoring outside St Michaels Harbor can be uncomfortable due to wakes.

A trip up the Sassafras River when the leaves start to turn is beautiful. The Georgetown Marina on the Sassafras often has the cheapest fuel prices on the bay. The Kitty Knight House at the Georgetown marina is a nice spot to enjoy a pleasant meal.

Annapolis can be a zoo during the boat show. Marina and mooring space is hard to find and anchorages are full. Anchoring off the Naval Academy sea wall can be hazardous if the wind picks up and combines with wakes.
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Old 09-10-2014, 06:26 PM   #83
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Welcome BlueYonder. Can't say that I don't envy a little the Eastern Shore location. I also like the 37' Back Cove. That is a great boat.
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:21 PM   #84
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St Michaels is one of the most popular spots on the bay to visit. You can anchor inside the harbor or get a slip. Anchoring outside St Michaels Harbor can be uncomfortable due to wakes.
A great alternative especially if coming from the south, is to anchor in back of town in Broad or San Domingo creek. There is a dinghy dock at the end of San Domingo.
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Would love to hear your experience on the St. Augustine mooring balls and your thoughts on them since you stayed 3 nights on them.
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Town Creek on the backside of Oxford is the spot. You can often anchor 50 feet from the dingy dock beside Hinkleys. Do not pay those ridiculous fees at Deltaville Marina. Hurds hardware in Deltaville is reason enough to never leave the place. Onancock on the Eastern Shore is really one of the best stops on the bay! St Marys City is truly a beautiful stop. In the summer the concert series can't be beat! Solomons is a nice enough spot. The maritime museum there and St Michaels are reciprocal so join one for the season and get two for the price of one.
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