Smith River at Jutland Neck – October 12, 2012

Great sailing on Friday from the Little Choptank River into the Potomac River. We made great time sailing downwind and were thrilled to continue onward into the Potomac which we thought might have been difficult to reach. Fortunately our forecasted building winds panned out in the correct direction. Around Cove Point, we had a clear view of the LNG Terminal (liquified natural gas). We kept a wide berth so not to present as suspicious as security is reported to be tight in this area.

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Point No Point Lighthouse (seriously, that’s the name)

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We headed around Point Lookout into the Potomac River. The wind built even more and the river waves were choppy. We debated reefing the main and just as I was about to put the first reef in we opted to take down sails since we were so uncomfortable. We motored into the St. Mary’s River and into the branching off Smith River. Just between St. Inigoes Neck and Jutland Neck we found a pristine anchorage and tucked in for the night. I love the nooks and crannies that we find to anchor! They are still, peaceful, and full of wildlife. When we entered a bald eagle was perched on a treetop just watching us silly humans. He looked so regal! Large flocks of geese passed overhead every few minutes calling, “south, south, warmer to the south!” We kayaked about the cove to explore our surroundings. Later in the evening when we peeked out of the hatch to see pitch black darkness with a starry sky above.

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3 thoughts on “Smith River at Jutland Neck – October 12, 2012

  1. “Point No Point” brings back memories – there is a Point No Point in Puget Sound, Washington and I often heard it referenced in various weather and wind advisories. I did a search at the USGS GNIS (Geographic Names Information System) website and there are places named Point No Point in Alaska, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey and Washington.
    –Mark

  2. We laughed about the name when we read it on the chart. It did sort of seem like the land made more of a slight bump, then a real point at this spot. It sounds like that would be a good checklist to sail past all the point no points…well what would be the point.

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