The Captain dingied over to the yanmar dealership for opening time at 08:00. When he came back, we hoisted the dinghy up on the bow again and were raising the anchor at 09:30. Look at this photo. A couple of days ago, he was in fleece pants and a hoodie. We are enjoying this warm spell. Maybe we just had a cold front go through for a few days. 😉 I think that is just our wishful thinking though.
We look up towards downtown Annapolis where we stayed for 3 weeks. I am betting that Spa Creek is not as crowded now either, as it was when we were anchored there in the fall. We also see the Naval Academy in the distance.
We passed a catamaran today, Plan Sea and noticed that it was from Saint John, NB. The Captain hailed him and like us he is on his way home. We recognized the name from one of the Cays in the Bahamas. He said that his girlfriend had been down to Staniel Cay when he was there. Maybe that is where we had seen him. She owns the Whales and Sails tour boat in Grand Manan, NB. We had seen that out with a group looking for whales on our way to Eastport, ME.
And right behind him, is another one coming. This one we think may be lime, but we are not sure. There are piles and piles of it too. One thing we do know though, is that the birds love sitting on it. 🙂
The Chesapeake Bay narrows and here we notice lots of sandy cliffs and what looks to be a park area with screened in houses on the beach with picnic tables. There was also a fair amount of driftwood floating along as we passed by the Sassafras River.
We turn up the Bohemia River toward our anchorage and the winds come up quite suddenly. They are blowing 25 kn. We set the anchor at 16:50. There are nice looking properties on each side of the river.
Mike just finished with the anchor and a squall goes through with rain and hail. Thankfully, it didn’t last long. This evening the Captain uploaded the blogs for the 27 and 28th and planned tomorrow’s route. We will be in New Jersey. Yahoo! This homebound leg is speeding right along, eh?
Today we travelled 43.6 nm.