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Seeking recommended short trip plan Chesapeake from Deale to Norfolk

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  1. Randall Schmidt

    Randall Schmidt

    Joined Mar 1, 2016
    238 posts, 0 likes
    Oday 28
    US Tracy's Landing
    I'll sailing to New Bern and have many ideas on what to go on the ICW via dismal swamp and south beyond there. I'll leaving Herrington Harbor North and stop at Solomons island then stop at Tangier Island there where to go on the way to Norfolk where the ICW ditch starts? I have a cruising guide and will look there for advice but thought I'd ask this community as well. We are leaving end of April or 1st week in May 2019
     


  2. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    6,228 posts, 1,643 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Lake Martin AL
    There is not much at tangier so do t plan on any resupply
     


  3. thinwater

    thinwater

    Joined Mar 26, 2011
    2,307 posts, 559 likes
    Corsair F-24 MK I
    US Deale, MD
    The whole point in going to Tangier is that there isn't too much there. Very laid back, with a small but quite serviceable general store. But nope, not the Super Giant. We stayed there for weeks on our PDQ.

    Another reasonable stop is Cape Charles. But there are many choices.
     


  4. Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Joined Mar 1, 2012
    1,739 posts, 684 likes
    1961 Rhodes Meridian 25
    us Texas coast
    LOL I'd have ot go to the boat and get the logbook, but MANY nice stops on the west side of the Chesapeake
     


  5. Chris Gordon

    Chris Gordon

    Joined Feb 28, 2013
    67 posts, 36 likes
    Pacific Seacraft 40
    US Belfast
    There are plenty of nice creeks up Mobjack Bay. In Norfolk we like to spend a night in either the Lafayette River or Deep Creek before the locks.
     


  6. Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Joined Mar 1, 2012
    1,739 posts, 684 likes
    1961 Rhodes Meridian 25
    us Texas coast
    lol Spent three days anchored just above the locks at Deep Creek, when locks were damaged after a hurricane.. Dismal Swamp locks were closed also
     


  7. dirt rd

    dirt rd

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    56 posts, 13 likes
    Gulfstar 47
    US NC
    The best part, “there’s not much there”. Love the Eastern shore.
     


  8. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    6,228 posts, 1,643 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Lake Martin AL
    Agree... but not a place to restock.
     




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