Deltaville, VA to Solomons, MD to Annapolis
MAY 29 Day 339
We departed Solomons at 6:45 AM along with several other boats that
had been on mooring balls in the anchorage area. It was good to see
others leaving as well as quite a few boats out on the bay already.
It was cloudy, but no fog at this point and very calm seas. After several
hours, we hit a huge area of fog which became quite dense. Highlander
lost sight of us, but we could see them, and they could see us on radar.
Good thing for radar!! The seas totally flattened out for awhile, then a
slight chop, but we never had waves over 1 foot.
We pumped out when we got to the marina while Highlander headed to
their slip. When it was our turn to dock, we turned around the large tour
boat to find we had to go between that and a sailboat that was sticking
into the narrow channel, then had to enter this very very small basin, and
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then turn the boat to back into the slip. There was about 3 feet on each end of the boat to do this, but
Jim's skill got us in fine. I hope we can get out! Highlander is wedged in the first slip perpendicular to
this other sailboat blocking the channel. He will have a more tricky exit. It's pretty rocky and rolling in
here since our starboard beam is facing the open area and it's like having a beam sea...not the best for
being in a marina. I didn't get any pictures today because it was just to foggy and overcast on the
water, and there wasn't much to see.
Quest came in just after we did. We were surprised to see them since they were going to stay at the
yacht club. It was good to see them again and look forward to seeing them again once we get back to CT.
We didn't get the thunderstorms until 5:00. The sky turned dark and the wind picked up. It didn't
matter being in this slip because we rocked as much as we would have if we were out in the open water!
We borrowed the courtesy car and stopped at the grocery store, then for a quick supper out. Jim had a
roast beef sandwich, Charlie, his favorite...hamburger, and Jeannette and I had fish tacos that were
GREAT. It calmed down a little as I'm writing, but we are still slowly rocking side to side and a little
hard to be in the pilot house on the computer. I will be heading to lay down on the couch which helps.
Tomorrow we plan to take the water taxi from the marina over to downtown Annapolis.
MAY 30 Day 340
After having a wonderful breakfast at the cafe at the marina, we took the water taxi to downtown
Annapolis which was just a 15 minute ride from here. We walked along the streets and visited the
shops and the Maryland State House. I bought Lily a new color with beach pails and shovels on it for
her summer style. We stopped for a late lunch before taking the water taxi back. By then the street
had become very busy and crowded. The wind also picked up and we got sprayed quite a bit on our ride
back. Our boat has been rolling again today more from the wakes of passing boats. The marinas
downtown Annapolis are very crowded as are the mooring balls with lots of traffic, so it's good to be in
a quieter area, although it still is busy. We leave tomorrow morning for 2 days in Baltimore.
Our water taxi ride Checking our the Annapolis map Maryland State House- the oldest functioning state house in US
Left side of the State House View from the back Picture of the original building The Senate
George Washington Federalist Flagship replica Lily crossed paws!