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Owner: Sailing PILAR - Blue Dot Voyages

Sailing Annapolis Anchorages PLUS Bacon Sails & Marine AND Naval Academy

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Location: Annapolis
Latitude: 38.98000000
Longitude: -76.49000000
Published: 11 Aug 2023

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This video covers Annapolis - the Best and Worst sides, Naval Academy, Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies, Harness Creek in South River, and Gibson Island as we made our way north towards the C&D Canal.

ANNAPOLIS
We spent about 4 days here at one of the Chesapeake Bay and East coast main sailing ports.

The best parts:

1. The town itself is historic, with nice restaurants and bars.
2. We took a mooring ball with the Annapolis Harbormaster at $25/day. That gets you baths, laundry and a means for mail and package receipt.
3. We found a GREAT boat supply place - Bacon Sails and Marine. They are a secondhand shop with a large array of sailing gear at used, discounted prices. We picked up some block and tackle we needed for a great price and were able to procure some odd, hard to get parts for our Barbour-hauler.
4. We toured the Naval Academy and that was a treat, as well as lunch at the Officers Club.

The worst parts:
1. A bit touristy for us. The typical tourist shops on Main Street were not unique. The weekends get a bit crowded with lots of inland folks coming to enjoy the town.
2. Harbor is crowded, mooring balls are very close to each other with lots of boats sailing very close to ours.
3. Water was broken at the harbormaster dock. Only one washing machine/dryer and it’s in the bathroom.

FEATURED LIGHTHOUSES
Shoal Light. Thomas Point Shoal. South River, Maryland.

New Point Comfort Lighthouse. Near Hampton Roads.
 
SOUTH RIVER - HARNESS CREEK - QUIET WATERS STATE PARK

What a cool quiet anchorage so close to Annapolis ! The nearby Quiet Waters State Park has plenty of hiking trails and water overlooks, as well as concerts throughout the summer. There is a West Marine just a short walk out of the park as well.

GIBSON ISLAND MD
This was an unexpected anchoring pleasure only a couple hours north of Annapolis! A horse farm turned boarding facility sits on the hill overlooking the water, osprey nests, and pure nature. Nearby Dobbins Island and Little Island have private island homes.

TIMELINE:
00:00 Intro
00:12 -Sailing to Annapolis
00:50 - Young Sailors
1:12 High Tide Dinghy Dock underwater
1:34 Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies
8:40 Getting Groceries is Hard!
9:50 Annapolis City sights
10:24 Annapolis Naval Academy Tour - John Paul Jones Crypt - Cathedral - Murals - Captain’s Homes
11:50 New Point Comfort Lighthouse
12:28 Shoal Light - Thomas Point
12:32 Racing back to boat before storm
13:19 Work Break - Changing salt water head pump diaphragm seals
14:17 Annapolis Mooring Field
14:59 South River - Harness Creek Anchorage, Quiet Waters State Park
17:30 Chesapeake Bay Bridge
18:35 Gibson Island Anchorage - Gayfields Horse Farm - Little Island - Dobbins Island - Osprey nest
19:23 Visit from friends Daisy & Jax

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