We left Annapolis in very calm weather with cloudy skies for a 7 3/4 hr motor ride to Solomon Island.
In the later afternoon winds picked up on our nose as we battled 3-4' swells and 2' chop. We altered course to the western shoreline and secured lesser swells and chop with a more comfortable ride. We arrived at Zanheizers Yachting Center at 16:45 and secured a mooring.
The Captain lowered the dinghy and rowed us ashore. We checked out the facilities, (nice showers, laundry and restaurant!) Of course we arrived in time for Happy Hour at the YC and enjoyed crab cake appetizers. As we were leaving a young couple arrived for dinner; we saw the ring to be delivered at dessert; a proposal was forthcoming. How romantic… but on Halloween night?
We took a nice brisk walk to downtown Solomon’s Island amongst the local goblins trick-or-treating and was referred to the Captains’s Table for a good local dinner.
We enjoyed succulent steamed mussels, a delicious crab stew and more crab cakes complimented by draft Yuengling Lager, C.A. And A.T. favorite!
After several recommendations and a brisk walk back to Dolphin we decided we would delay our morning departure to enjoy Calvert Marine Museum.