Finally, our primary focus seems to be enjoying ourselves. Well, that is not fair as working on the boat does bring some level of pleasure. But, all work and no play makes dull people. We are also boating in virgin territory for us which brings us great pleasure.
We spent a few days in Solomons. Our first foray into Maryland on the boat. Not very far from Deltaville where we had been, but moving north. Lots of interesting things to see here, a very nice maritime museum with good history of the Chesapeake fishing history, local recreational boating and lighthouse history.
While is the Solomons, we waited out Tropical Storm Elsa. In reality, the night it came through, we had very little rain and although there was some wind, I slept through it. Not very exciting. Yeah! But, the next evening, a regular thunderstorm was much more exciting for about 45 minutes, but not scary. Check it out!
The next day we went to the Annemarie Sculpture Garden. They had some amazing art exhibits inside, one with works made with paper which we really love. Lots of talent and amazingly eclectic. And lots of outdoor sculpture, much of it from the Hirschhorn Museum.
An enjoyable walk although a bit (really) hot and humid.
We enjoyed our visit to Solomons and really relished riding our bicycles everywhere. Getting sufficient exercise on a boat takes LOTS of effort and focus. We are not expending the effort, nor focus required.
On to Edgewater Maryland. Not terribly much father north. This is really a burb of Annapolis and the home of our friends Joe Boyle and Christina Fischer. Jim and Joe were in the same class at Sandia High School in Albuquerque (and I was 2 years behind them) so we’ve known Joe a long time. Joe and Christy have owned multiple boats including a big 50 foot catamaran which they sailed to Europe, spending 4 or 5 years living on it in the Mediterranean home schooling their daughters. Then back across the Atlantic and to Mexico for a few years. Now THAT is an exciting life. It was great to catch up and talk boats and life in general.
It is hard to see in the pic above, but there was an osprey nest on the piling on the starboard side of Rincon. We did take out a few twigs getting into the slip. And, the osprey only came back once while we were there. But, during that one visit….
We are now in Havre de Grace (that is pronounced “hav-er de grace”). More on that in my next post. But, know that we are on a roll having fun!