Potomac: Running Blue Plains, Oxen Creek, Fox Ferry, & Woodrow Wilson BridgeGPS route waypoints coordinates potomac
Posted February 21 2012 - 08:17 PM
I was Googling for a route through this treacherous stretch of the Potomac, but I came up short.
I didn't create the following route on the water, but rather with some free mapping software. It represents roughly the way I usually run Blue Plains and Oxen Creek, but it has routes I haven't tried for Fox Ferry and the WW Bridge.
Please give any input you have. The best information would be actual waypoints from your GPS/plotter, but any/all feedback would be appreciated.
Route/Waypoints in CSV format.
Free mapping software.
NOAA Chart Downloads (for the free MD base map, scroll down to "ENCs by State," and click "MD."
Posted February 21 2012 - 10:19 PM
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Posted February 23 2012 - 07:18 AM
I have to read up on exporting, but I'll try and upload my tracks...
Posted February 26 2012 - 10:12 PM
CAUTION ! Know the tide level and be VERY careful at Fox Ferry, I have personally seen boats misjudge the distance off the shore and one lost his lower units on the rocks trying to run the track at high speed. IMHO, You can't read the electronics and drive high speed at the same time; you know the route or you don't.
You didn't say where you were headed; your map shows going south of the WW; if that is correct, why go this route? This is the route into Penrod's Cove from Gravely Point.
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