I finally broke down this morning and put on the blue jeans. It's getting cold! Once the anchor was raised by the windlass and washed off, I motored out of our anchorage trying not to disturb the other sailboats. No one else was moving about so I figured they were all still sleeping.
Once we got out of Back Creek and into the Patuxent River(8:30am),the winds were out of the NW with 5-10 kts and following seas with rollers from 3-4' and a few 5 footers. All was good! The sun was shining and we were making great headway with the waves pushing our stern....7+ kts with an incoming tide....not bad. It didn't seem to take us long to get to the Great Wicomico River where we would motor in to find Cockrell Creek.
The town of Reedville is on the Cockrell Creek. From reading other sailors' reviews, many felt this was not a good place to anchor
**The town of Reedville referred to itself as the menhaden fishing capitol of the US. In 1874, Elijah Reed brought the processing industry to the Bay. The fishing fleet netted these inedible oily fish and the plant extracted the oil to produce fertilizer and meal. There is only one plant that remains on the Cockrell Creek.