SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2008
After a winter ashore that included lots of maintenance "Evergreen" was finally relaunched in mid-April. So now it is time for us to take her on a couple of shakedown cruises on the Chesapeake in anticipation of our longer summer trip north.
It took fifteen hours to drive up from Florida. Then we spent the first day in the marina reloading and organizing our gear. The weather was hot in the daytime but cool at night.
Today we set out for Dunn Cove. We had been there years ago but decided to check it out again. Our goal is to explore new anchorages at least 50% of the time. We were pushed up the Bay by southeast winds @ 15-20 knots. There were only four other boat in the normally crowded anchorage which was nice since a storm front was expected to come through. Dunn cove is now surrounded by expensive waterfront homes but we were still able to hear a whippoorwill during the evening.