Mill Creek

4/4 Thursday, Mill Creek off the Great Wicomico, 1320.3, 57/48, sunny, N5 - Up at 5am to be underway at 6:45, while the rising sun turned the sky shades of pink and orange across the Hampton River.

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Motoring out past Old Point Comfort toward Thimble Shoal, the area was absolutely choked with crab traps. We bee-lined it to a designated channel and stayed there until most of the way to the York River entrance channel. At that point, the water depth becomes consistently 30-40’ and the traps thin out back to the shoal areas.

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Wolf Trap

The easterly 10-15 knot breeze forecast for today never filled in and we motored in 5 knots all the way to Mill Creek off the Great Wicomico River. Birds of interest we saw were: gannets, surf scoters, and an oldsquaw. Once we were anchored, we launched the dinghy and Dobbs rowed Murphy to shore.

Meanwhile, I put Grace to rights from traveling and started on dinner - pork chops, potatoes, and broccoli. When Dobbs returned, we ate heartily, rounding out our meal with slices of carrot cake. I’m wilting quickly this evening - it’s only 8:10pm and I’m heading for bed. Dobbs had kindly started on the dishes.

While walking Murphy on the sand spit, Dobbs found this bottle - Davis OK Baking Powder. He looked it up online and learned that this bottle dates from 1900-1910. A special find!

While walking Murphy on the sand spit, Dobbs found this bottle - Davis OK Baking Powder. He looked it up online and learned that this bottle dates from 1900-1910. A special find!