Good bye Annapolis, on to the Solomon’s, Wednesday, Oct 31st

We left Annapolis in very calm weather with cloudy skies for a 7 3/4 hr motor ride to Solomon Island.

20121101-221723.jpgLighthouse on the Chesapeake

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.

20121101-215824.jpgSunset at the 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.

20121101-222518.jpgGovernor Thomas Johnson Bridge over the Patuxent River at sunset

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.

20121101-220327.jpgHappy Halloween!!

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3 Responses to Good bye Annapolis, on to the Solomon’s, Wednesday, Oct 31st

  1. Louise says:

    Can you get Inka to pose like that ?

  2. Pearl says:

    Glad you weathered the storm without any damage. We have two friends who are south of you who left Zanheizers the day before you got there. They are a little further south in Mill Creek hoping to weather out the predicted N’oreaster for this week. Names are Brian and Deb Carroll from Wolfboro NH …boats name is Solmar and they are traveling with their cat on a Cape Dory 36. I gave them your web page. Hopefully you’ll be having some warmer weather soon.

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