AGLCA (Americas Great Loop Cruisers Association) get-together at Sassafras Harbor Marina. The get-together was scheduled for the weekend and this was only Friday. The plan was to spend the rest of the day and evening at anchor and move to the marina the next morning. The Sassafras is another of those waterways that we have visited and fallen in love with. There is an anchorage around every corner, many with protection from almost any wind direction, and the scenery is spectacular. And, of course, there were the ever present small boats running back and forth at full speed to make most of the anchorages rolly from their wakes. I just don't get it. The only saving grace is that when the sun goes down, they all go home. Well, most of them.
The Chesapeake Inn has a large open air deck and when we were there it was totally packed with folks having a great time. They have live music at night and because the town dock is next door and the basin is small, it's pretty hard to avoid the music. We arrived a few days before the Labor Day weekend and decided if the party was in full swing this early, maybe it wouldn't be the ideal spot during a long holiday weekend. Even though the section of the canal is a no-wake zone, we were rocked until late into the night from all the coming and going. The next morning it was a no brainer that a change of scenery was much needed. But where could we find a peaceful spot on the Chesapeake for the upcoming weekend? That would be hard to find.