Sunday, November 14, 2004
STILL POND CREEK, BETTERTON, MD
14 November, 2004. We were monitoring the radio and learned that there was a small craft advisory for the waters ahead so we decided to end our day early and find an anchorage. Explosions from the Aberdeen Proving Ground carried across the bay all morning. A week or so earlier, Rocky had bought a book online called "Skipper Bob's Anchorages Along The Intracoastal Waterway" which provided some great information on free places to anchor and dock. We decided on Still Pond Creek, an anchorage on the eastern shore, near Betterton, MD. It was about 2 pm when we arrived. Our first 16 miles was behind us. Rocky dropped anchor and we had officially arrived at our first of many stops on our journey south to Florida. The water was very still, hence the name, and that pleased us to no end. We saw a bald eagle and a Blue Heron and there was a crescent moon in the sky. I was a little freaked out that we would be spending the night in the water with no access to shore. Of course, we had the dinghy but there was no place to dock it even if we decided to go ashore. A few beers calmed me down and we were quite pleased to be where we were. We woke up around dawn and there was a very cool mist on the water which we admired over coffee. We set out around 9:30 am.