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June 15 to Back Creek on the Sassafras River
By James Makarauskas
Posted on 6/15/2018 6:22 PM
Today started with a trip to Chesterton to the University of Maryland hospital. Chris, the harbormaster, gave us his car and we made the 14 mile drive. The emergency room was empty and Andrea got right in. Great service! We picked up prescription on the way out of town and also filled up the tank on the car. When we got back Bill had changed the oil on his genset. We prepared to get underway. After we each got a pumpout we were on our way by about 11:30 with Andrea already feeling better.
This leg is about 40 miles along the eastern shore. There was a good amount of boat traffic but we weren’t in the main channel much and except for wakes we did fine. Five ours later we arrived at the anchorage only to find that the depths were less than expected...4’. We backed ou of the Creek and anchored close to the entrance in 8’. It was just fine! We got the dog to shore and ate and relaxed on the boat.
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