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The launch point has a little beach that's perfect for launching. We paddled up Spa Creek towards the Bay, passing through Annapolis; this is a busy area with everything from dinghies to 100 foot long ocean-going yachts plying the waters, so it's best to either stay completely out of the channel or know the rules of the road.
Once we exited the mouth of Spa Creek we paddled through Annapolis Harbor and turned ESE down Sycamore and Horn Points before turning due east towards the towers on Greenbury Point. We had a beautiful view of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge the entire time and the choppy waters were fun to paddle without making us feel too unstable.
The waves provided some easy surfing back west before we turned up the Severn River, paddling along the eastern shore, which also had a lot of large and small traffic, but provided a great view of the Naval Academy along the western shore. We turned at the Severn River Bridge and paddled along the Naval Academy seawall, taking a detour up College Creek to Hubbard Hall, the Naval Academy crew boathouse.
At Farragut Field we turned back towards Spa Creek, briefly paddling into downtown Annapolis, where throngs of people sat at outdoor restaurants and clustered around the Alex Haley Monument. Our paddle to the launch point took us back along the crowded shoreline to Truxtun Park.
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