On Wednesday I departed Bohemia Vista Marina around noon, about 1 ½ hours before high tide. I had an average water depth of 7 to 8ft. There was a little wind but not enough to really sail to Havre de Grace. It only took about 3 hours.
The Susquehanna Channel is very well marked and has a MLW of 16ft. I know a lot of sail boaters think it is a difficult area to navigate, but it very easy and well worth the trip to Havre de Grace. I always stay at Tidewater Marina; it is easy in and out at any time and close to town, the museums, well everything. There is plenty of deep water and the current on the river is not bad.
I spent Thursday through Saturday touring the museums in town, browsing the shops and of course visiting several of the pubs and restaurants. My all-time favorite is the Tidewater Grill. They were voted “Best Crab Cake” and “Best Gourmet Meal” in Chesapeake Bay Magazine. The view is fantastic and the food even better. My next favorite shop is EZ Tobacco & Gifts. I got a humidor for the boat there. It is very difficult to keep a consistent humidly on the boat so this should help keep the cigars fresh.
There is plenty of great Fall cruising ahead, this is a very scenic and enjoyable cruise. The town has a lot of activities for couples and the entire family.