September 13, 2014
After a slow start and almost dropping our jib into the Chesapeake, we had a long slog (is that a real word?) up to the Little Choptank. No wind to speak of, a drizzle that wasn't in the forecast, and biting flies, made for less than ideal trip. And yet, we were smiling the whole time. We had a boat. We were on our very own boat.
We motored for eight hours with our mighty one cylinder diesel. Engine is loud and lumpy sounding but we got there. One Day's autopilot was called into service and much appreciated. This was not on our list of things we wanted or thought we needed. Holy mackerel! What a difference it makes to just keep watch without trying to hold a course for hours at a time.
The weather cleared just in time for us to drop our anchor in Hudson Creek. A good day's work. The next day we were set up for an easier trip to Deale, MD One Day's new home. Friends were meeting us for the evening what could go wrong?