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.
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.
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.