Friday, November 2, 2012

Cauldrons on the Chesapeake - Exploring Annapolis

We spent days three and four in that same anchored spot in Back Creek.  It was such a nice location, we didn't really have favorable winds to head off to another location, and we also decided that we might as well stick around in order to check out the annual US Sailboat Show, which was starting on day four of our honeymoon.

Osprey at anchor near Eastport
On the morning of day three, we walked across the bridge into Annapolis proper.  The weather had cleared up for us that morning so we took a nice little walking tour. 

Spa Creek, between Eastport and downtown Annapolis

Annapolis Yacht Club

Maryland State House; the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use, dating to 1772

We also ventured over to the Naval Academy and walked some of the residential streets.   We returned to the boat for a lazy afternoon, which included taking a dip in the creek with soap and shampoo.  Staying at anchor might be free, but it has its drawbacks (no showers!)

I woke up during the wee hours of the morning to this view of the full moon from the hatch in our berth:

Goodnight moon!

On day four, we ventured out to the US Sailboat Show, where many of the new boats make their debut each year.  We weren't in the market for a new boat, but we did enjoy checking things out.

The line to get in...imagine what it would be like on the weekend!

The docks were lined with all kinds of boats.  Mr. C appears to be contemplating catamarans.

Mrs. C is a fan of this cutter rig. 

After spending our morning gawking at expensive boats, we decided to have lunch at a Mexican place in town.  When the waiter asked Mr. C if he wanted a small or a big margarita, he responded "BIG."

He got what he asked for:

Ay yi yi!

Mine was a bit more reasonable (but still pretty big!):

Strawberry, and slightly smaller than Mr. C's bowl-o-tequila.

We eventually stumbled back to the boat and relaxed for the rest of the day. 

Mr. C and Bosley spending quality time in the cockpit. 

Out for a walk on the nearby nature trail.
As the sun set on our days in Back Creek, we contemplated our options for our next destination.  We decided to see what the wind held for us the next day in order to make a call on our next stop, and turned in for the night excited to get back underway.  

Dusk in Back Creek.

1 comment:

  1. Mmm... bowl o' margarita! This looks like such an awesome and relaxing honeymoon. :)