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Slow Down in the Chesapeake Bay

(Tangier Island – above)

On our first Great Loop boating adventure, we somewhat skirted through the Chesapeake Bay, in hindsight, we discovered what a big mistake that was. So, while on our second Loop trip, we decided to stop and smell the roses.

(Tangier Island – above & below)

We ended up spending the entire summer cruising the Bay, basing ourselves out of Solomons, Maryland, a fairly central location. Like most great cruising grounds, such as Canada’s North Channel, the Bahamas, PNW San Juan and Gulf Islands, you could spend a lifetime cruising the Chesapeake Bay and not see it all. From Annapolis, to St Michaels, Tangier Island and up the Potomac there is so much to experience so, if time allows, try to linger a bit to savor and enjoy this historic cruising area.

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(Tangier Island – above). St. Michaels (below)

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  1. Please sign me up for any AGL future blog entries. I am a native of Chesapeake Bay country and have cruised to many ports in the pastind the central and Northern Bay. Ay over many years. First in my Father’s 24 ft Sea Bird I/O, then in my 1912 Chesapeake Bay oysterr buyboat (the 52 ft R. L. BROWN) and most recently a 31 ft Chris Craft Commander (SIGMACHI). I have covered water ways in various boats from the SuanneeRiver to the Calusahatchie River and Stuart, Florida to Indian River, DE.

    Right now I’m ashore in Norfolk, Virginia for a few years.. sokeday I desire to resume the AGL.

    TANGIER ISLAND is a not to be mised voyage back into time. Best go after the summer heat and mosquitos are gone. A nice follow up port on the lower Eastern Shore of Virginia is ONNANCOCK.

    Tight Lines!

    1. Hi Alan, along with passing through on one of our “Loops” we spent a summer in the Chesapeake area and had a lot of fun exploring. One of our favorite stops was Tangier Island. Thanks for the note. Take a look at our post Loop blog, After “Looping” we downsized to a trailerable trawler which we trailer all over the U.S. and parts of Canada.

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