We got an early morning departure from Alexandria VA (May 14th) complete with a beautiful sunrise.
A smooth ride down the Potomac, included views of Mt Vernon and Marine Base Quantico where both Marine Officers and FBI Agents are trained.
Spending time at the Boathouse Marina May 15th and 16th while we wait for our dingy engine to get a replacement water pump.
Really neat Dune Buggy at Colonial Beach
Monday May 17th we made our way to historic St Mary’s City, Maryland, home of St Mary’s College. We parked the boat at the St. Mary’s College docks — school was out and not starting for another week, so dockmaster said we could tie-up there for the day while we investigate Historic St. Mary’s City.
Interesting history of the Catholic Church in Maryland and its conflict with the Church of England. The chapel was built with classical England ideas. Later, after the Church of England was declared as the official State church of Maryland, the Catholic Church was closed and the key taken away. Catholics were not allowed a church, so many Catholics added on a “Mass Room” to their homes where they continued to worship in smaller groups.
Later the same day we motored ~5 miles to Dennis Point Marina & Campground for our overnight dockage. Great day for cruising the Potomac and St Mary’s River, but not our best day docking the boat as we were backing into the slip one of the lines fell overboard and got wrapped in the prop. Larry spent ~1.5 hours in scuba gear untangling and cutting the rope. Fish bites and fried oysters dinner at this marina were awesome!!
Departing Dennis Point, MD on the morning of May 18th we headed back out into the Chesapeake Bay in route to Solomons, Maryland. After cleaning up a bit, we took a dinghy ride to have dinner and the first Maryland Crab Cake!
May 19th at Solomons, we took the dingy over to a maritime museum and then walked to the Lighthouse for a crab tower appetizer and Grapefruit Crush, MaiTai and Peach Crown at the Tiki Bar.
On May 20th, we arose early for a 3 mile run in the morning and then motored to St. Michaels, Maryland.