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Once you launch you can choose to turn right and go into the back "pond area" where there is a wreck that you can look at, maybe see some turtles sunning. Tide was low during my visit so I would eventually run into some issues out by the burned out/sunken wooden ship hulls. I paddled over to the far left of the bay and got out to walk on the shore line, no fossils so I moved on.
Paddled over to the large metal wreck with the bird sanctuary nests on it and took some great photos. I was the only one out there at the time, probably due to the heat. I continually hit bottom on the hulls which was totally my fault since I failed to look at the tide chart. I believe this would be a great place for high or moderate tide moments or in the evening. My main goal was to see the wrecks and photograph some wildlife.
Eventually I started feeling quite ill after paddling to the ship in the middle of the bay, even drinking water did not make the illness go away so I thought it best to just call it a day.
All in all it was a nice experience with the future ability to paddle north or south on the Potomac for some other destinations, just have to Google earth it and see what's in close proximity.
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