We left the calmness of the Deale marina and trouped out into the rocky Chesapeake Bay to find, again, an eclectic mix of vessels. This official, stealth-like vessel swept across the horizon while these red sails dug in to take advantage of the present breezes.
Thomas Point Lighthouse greeted us before we sighted the US Naval Academy and made our turn into Annapolis. Oh, by the way, the timing was perfect for a soggy landing in the pouring rain! About the time we were all tied up the rain stopped and we were able to dry out.
The City Docks are right in the heart of it all. We hopped off the Quest and walked across to the historic Middleton Tavern (established in 1750) for oyster shooters and a super lunch before walking the town. These colorful homes were stacked one next to the other and Stevens Hardware was right outside our door.
Speaking of Steven, he met up with us after picking up his friend Andrew here in Annapolis. They will drive on to Vermont tomorrow to pick up some of Steven’s things and do a little mowing at the orchard. Andrew’s mom and Dad (Sylvia and Jack) took us to Joss Sushi Bar for a great dinner. Thanks so much. We all enjoyed the wonderful meal.
We enjoyed the breezes of the evening on the bow, watching the foot traffic on one our starboard, boats come and go on the other port and the boys eating ice cream in the midst of it all. Nice day!