Since our last writing, we came from the West River near Galesville (south of where this map starts) to the Rocky River and then Fairlee Creek yesterday, and today to the C&D Canal (take a look at the container ship in the upper Chesapeake!).
Now we’re in the
Suddenly, it’s gotten warm. We’ve taken four week-long trips on the
Yesterday (5/24) our niece Annie met us at the Maryland Yacht Club on the
While waiting at MYC for Annie who was stuck in traffic, we had a great visit with Mike P, MYC Rear Commodore, who had tips about Baltimore plus local knowledge (non-boaters: info about water conditions, especially obstructions and other troublesome issues like currents), and news of the 99th Opening of MYC and 60th Queen of the Chesapeake coronation on the first weekend in June. We’d love to come back for those events at MYC in another year!
We had lunch with Annie on the Winnie W and heard about her family’s trip to
We then (still 5/24) crossed to the eastern shore of the
Today (5/25), we walked from the marina to their house which is in a rural area with fields and dirt roads. Hank had a great time; he has a great talent for living in the moment. We went shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables and milk, plus some staples and hardware items. We’re not in danger of running out, just replenishing my system of ship’s stores and Doug is refining the dinghy hoist. Plus I am evolving a laundry system and other household maintenance. It’s fun but all this does keep me surprisingly busy. I even got both the boat and Hank washed while we were in the marina.
This afternoon we came up the
So tomorrow morning we will complete our transit of the C&D canal and then continue to the Delaware Bay very early, to take advantage of a favorable current going down the
Kathie and Doug