Splash will be in early April, and I will be itching for a longer day sail by May. So May 5 day sail to Delaware City and Cinco de mayo celebration, then day sail back to Essington on May 6.
Essington PA to Delaware City Friday June 8, 5:30 AM departure (high tide 4:24, sunrise 5:33)
Reedy point arrive about noon half way through the flood in the C&D, and may make summit before the tide change, with some slow motoring to Chesapeake City.
Depart Chesapeake City 5:30 AM for Maryland YC Rock Creek (south of the Patasco/Baltimore) Saturday June 9
Depart Rock Creek 5:30 AM for Delaware City Sunday June 10
Depart Delaware City 4:15 AM for Essington Monday June 11
Depart Essington PA at 6:50AM high tide for Hancock Harbor on the Cohansey NJ
Depart Hancock Harbor 5:00AM high tide for Lewis DE
?Lewes DE, Indian River Inlet DE,Ocean City MD, Assateague and Chincoteague VA, Cape May NJ ?
Income generation may abbreviate this trip, 2012 is proving to be a better year than 2011 for the construction industry:
The summer boat trip due to work commitments will be abbreviated at Lewes;
Down the Delaware to Lewes DE, and a few weeks on the lower bay with an excursion beyond Cape Henlopen;
Essington - Delaware City - Cohansey Creek - Lewis - Bidwell Creek - Cohansey Creek - Delaware City - Essington
The Assateague -Chincoteague trip will be another time.
-Depart Lewes DE for Indian River Inlet DE 23nm ocean sailing. Overnight at anchor off Burton Island just inside the inlet. New bridge is complete but the old bridge is schedule for demolition the last week of June 2012, so check with DELDOT before entry.
|New Indian River Inlet Bridge by Skanska.|
New bridge has 45ft clearance in navigable section, old bridge was 35ft
-Depart Indian River Inlet DE for Ocean City MD 22nm ocean sailing. Overnight at Ocean City
-Or Lewes De to Ocean City MD 45nm ocean sailing.
Ocean Inlets to be planned for slack water with moderate ocean swell.
|Verrazano Bridge to Assateague MD|
-Inside to Chincoteague inlets and a visit to Assateeague. US Corp of Engineers will be dredging inlet January 2012.
|New Chincoteague Bascule Bridege|
-Outside or inside return to Ocean City or overnight to Cape May inlet
-Overnight in Cape May Harbor one or two days
-Cape May Canal to the bay
-Cohansey, Delaware City and Essington.
Essington -Chesapeake City
Chesapeake City - Rock Hall
Rock Hall - Annapolis
Annapolis - Galesville
Eastern shore destinations?
St Michaels, Oxford, Choptank River?
Western shore destinations?
Essington - Delaware City - Essington?