May 15 - after 9d19h10m Arrived at Chesapeake Bay

Blue Note
Marco M.
Fri 15 May 2015 14:42
Date:  Friday 15/05/14 - Time:  07:20 EDT
Position 37:0.36N  76:1.77W
COG 14M SOG 6.0kt, Wind 0T 1.6 kt,
Temperatures: Air 16C, Sea 9.1C, Humidity 75%
Barometer: 1013 mB
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 122 NM
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 111 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 1319NM
Time since departure: 9d 19h 10m
Average Speed since departure: 5.55  kt
Average VMG since departure:   5.38  kt
Average VMG speed last 24h:   4.64  kt
Intention: sail to Chesapeake Bay

Detailed Track (50 is the maximum number of point, i.e. once the last point reaches 50, the last point always is 50):

Arrived at the Chesapeake entrance at 7:20 am.

As usual the entrance of a big harbor (like NYC harbor) at night is lot of fun with many ship going in and out.
Here there is even the added thrill that half of the ships are US-warship that are usually not transmitting on AIS.
Had the honor to have Blue Note called a couple of time by US-warship on vhf ch16 and happy to comply.
One of them (I think it was an air carrier) after I asked if she is transmitting on AIS he was king enough to turn her AIS on
(showing as US Government ship) on so that I could keep my CPA of greater than 2 NM as requested
(kind of difficult to estimate cpa at night with no AIS when there are other of 20 ships around).

Now will continue to Oxford MD marina where Blue Note will spend the summer on the hard.

May 14 - Close Hauled sailing towards Chesapeake Bay

May 14 - Sunset over the banks of North Carolina

May 15  - Sun rise at the entrance of the Chesapeake Bay

Some fast moving US boat coming in after the night spent where ???

May 15 - Entry of the Chesapeake Bay