Monday, July 7, 2008

Annapolis on Phase II

I returned from Florida and met Peter, Len, and Vickie at the Avis counter and we headed for Phase II, the Tillman's boat while First Edition remains at Solomons, nearly complete but not quite. After a fast dinner ashore, we pulled out of Rock Creek off of the Patapsco River (near Baltimore) and had a two hour trip to Broad Creek on the Magothy, where we settled in for the evening's usual thunderstorm. The fourth of July weekend promised loads of them, one everyday.

On the 4th we headed to Annapolis to see the fireworks, having abandoned the notion to anchor out in Baltimore Harbor due to storm threats. We had a great anchorage until the harbormaster chased us away, as we were in the safety zone. We found another great spot, but as it turned out, a bridge was blocking most of our view. The fireworks looked like they might have been great, if not rushed, to beat the nightly storm.

The following day we picked up a mooring at Annapolis, went to Pussers for painkillers, and had a great dinner aboard while waiting for the storm. Len made Jamaican Me Crazy cocktails and once again the Doctor of Mixology outdid himself.

On the 5th we headed back to Rock Creek, and made it before the promised blow. Peter and I then headed back to Solomons and had a great meal at Vincenzo's, located at the Calvert Marina.

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