We left Calvert marina at the Solomons after meeting a wonderful boat called Ocean spirit. We exchanged contact information and I’m sure we will be keeping in touch. They are taking on a lifestyle change of full-time boaters and are from Oklahoma. I thought it was quite interesting. She also is keeping a blog and we keep remarking how similar our blogs are with the same places in the same pictures!
As we approached Annapolis after the Solomons, the water was extremely flat, beautifully grayish blue and the sky was also greyish blue. Along the way we passed beautiful homes, large ships again and definitely kept seeing what we thought was a large sting ray. At one point we saw the tip of the large log in the water. There was a Mayday Mayday call, and we listened as the rescue was put into place. Fortunately for the boaters they finally discover the problem and said that they were okay. It must’ve been a very distressing time.EditEditEditEdit
We passed the famous Annapolis lighthouse, along with four or five large ships that were anchored waiting to head into port. We then went under the Annapolis Baybridge which we have been to buy car many times. It looks totally different from the water! Because the water was so calm and thunder storms were not predicted until overnight, we decided to max our hours and head for the furthest place we could safely go – that being Worton Creek in Maryland. Here we met a fellow Grand Banks folks and hit off a great time of conversation. An older couple from Great Britain but have been cruising in the States for years! They gave us good advise for the Cape May are. They came for a send off visit which was sweet! We caught the tides perfectly and made it through C&D Canal beautifully.
This seemed like the easiest part of the trip so far! Had little commercial traffic, very calm and a beautiful day to be there. Those pesky gnats reappeared though and the most annoying cigarette boat screamed past us with the larges tug and barge ever passing on our port! Would have loved to read that captains mind! We chuckled later when we saw the show off cig boat stalled with engine problems! The 8 girls in the back looked cincerned!!!EditEditEdit
We passed under those great bridges and finished the canal at 4:00. Going into the Delaware Bay we had stronger breeze but we’re with the tide taking us down at 12+knots easily! We wanted to stick with it but decided we could not make Cape May until 9pm so this would be foolish. With not much out there for anchorage or marinas, we felt lucky when we located Greenwich Marina on the New Jersey side. The green flies regatta was called up to welcome us…an horrific experience! In the process of putting lines and fenders out, a fender was not locked well enough and we lost it! We turned back to find her- did but was in too shallow area so just hope another appears floating by at another place!
NEVER come to Greenwich Marina at 6:30pm! I tried to catch the essence on camera but was too concerned to keep slapping them away! The current was wicked and the docks floating but wearing out- all in all not our favorite spot! Chef Boy R Dee came over at nine but we were exhausted so ended the evening as quickly as possible! Will show more word pictures with photos of the days again. We have had poor connections the last three days so uploading has been a challenge!
We trust Fathers Day was memorable for you all…DCS received calls from all three and we both sent love memories to our Dads. They both would have loved following us along! Thank you for so many of you keeping up with us and commenting any way letting us know you are there! It is so special knowing you are out there too!