Subject: newcomer's guide to the Crisfield Triangle Chesapeake Cruise


Weather permitting, we most often do the Triangle counter-clockwise: Crisfield > Smith > Tangier/Watts > Crisfield. Weather permitting, our itinerary will be as follows:
 

Excellent launch ramps across from the Marina


In 2012 this place, our favourite, was closed.

Sat 23 May 2015: arrive around noon at the Somers Cove launch ramp across the Cove from the Somers Cover Marina > boat set-up and Marina check-in > group crab dinner in whatever restaurant has survived the hard times.

Accommodations:
Most sleep aboard in their Marina slip.
Hans and I are booked into the Paddlewheel Motel aka Capt. Tyler's  (
410-968-2220) which we find eminently acceptable: clean, very reasonably priced, right near the Marina.




Sun. 24 May:
sail to Smith Island - stay at the Marina
Accommodations:
Most sleep aboard in their Marina slip.
Some accommodations available in Pauli's unofficial B&B ((410) 425-4220  paulizk@verizon.net) at the Marina (
Smith Island Marina   410-425-2111 | 866-420-4220 Toll free)
Pauli points out there are other B&B's now available
near the Marina.
Note: We normally don't book until we are pretty certain the weather will permit us to be there, e.g. as we leave Crisfield in a decent breeze.




 
Mon. 25 May: sail about 12 miles south to Tangier
Accommodations:
Most sleep aboard in their slip at Milton Parks' Marina 
757-891-2581   757 8912567 .
B&B: We have usually had good luck getting rooms at
Hilda Crockett's Chesapeake House
757 891 2331   chesapeakehouseinfo@yahoo.com
Note: We normally don't book until we are pretty certain the weather will permit us to be there, e.g. as we leave Smith in a decent breeze.




Tues. 26 May: day trip for picnic lunch on Watts Island bird sanctuary:
Tangier > Watts Island > Tangier


Wed. 27 May: sail to Onancock (map above)? return to Crisfield? back to Crisfield via Smith?



Thurs. 28 May:
Those heading to Detroit for the BOD Regatta depart Crisfield.
 
Fun thinking about this, isn't it?
 
Best regards,
 
Uncle Al  (W3854)