With clear skies and temperatures hovering just below 50 degrees, we weigh anchor in Solomons at 7 AM. As we round Drum Point and turn east into the Patuxent River towards the Bay, the sun begins to rise out of the water. A hot mug of tea in combination with the intensity of the morning sun contribute to a cozy cockpit.
South of the Patuxent River, the Bay becomes an immense body of water. The eastern shore is no longer visible as we motorsail along the western shore. Our course takes us south, past the wide mouth of the Potomac River, By noon, we leave Maryland and enter Virginia waters near Smith Point. Soon, the Great Wicomico River and the Rappahannock River pass astern.
Our destination today is Deltaville, VA on the Piankatank River. At 4:30 PM, Cutter Loose is anchored snugly in the South Branch of Jackson Creek. The banks of the Creek are lined with lovely homes. Our anchorage is safe and secure.
Also on today’s agenda is an impromptu small scale family reunion. My first cousin, Larry, lives in nearby Gloucester County. By previous arrangement, we met Larry for dinner and conversation in Deltaville. It has been nearly three decades since we have been in Larry’s company, and it felt good to re-connect. Thank you, Larry, for going the extra mile to find us in Deltaville.