|Alas, Mai Thai never made it back to New England.
Solomons Island captivated us, and we stayed there for a whole 2
months at Town Center Marina. The Chesapeake Bay is an enormous cruising ground
with lots of boats, marinas, and best of all, shellfish,
especially crabs. Let me tell you - we were on a mission for
crabs (which we found outstanding at Sandgates Inn). We
even bought a net to catch crabs!
|We were here when the horrible attacks on the
World Trade Center occurred. Family informed us, and we
ran over to watch it on TV on our neighbor Bill and Alice's boat. We are
appalled and saddened by the tragedy. Our thoughts and
prayers go out to the innocent victims and their families.
Things will never be the same again, no question about it.
God bless America.
United We Stand
for a potluck dinner
at them chestnuts
|What did we do all these time? We met lots of nice boaters
here, and had some work
done on the boat. Friends and
family came to visit us. We toured DC and Annapolis with
them. They discovered chestnut trees in the vicinity, and
we had fun picking, cooking and peeling them. Trawler Fest
was held here end of September. We went and saw our
friends Greg and Monica from American Tugs there, and again at the Annapolis
Boat show in mid-Oct. Both shows were excellent.
Trawler Fest was more personal as it was a smaller show plus they
had seminars in the morning, with topics running from
"Electrical Systems 101" to "The Great
Circle Route" to "How to cruise on a budget". We met
Skipper Bob (who has written various publications on anchorages,
marinas, Bahamas, etc) and his wife and many other interesting
folks who share the same passion - cruising.
|Oct 7 Our relatives returning to Boston, gave us a ride to Newport,
Rhode Island, so we can help Tom, a friend we met at Atlantic
Yacht Basin, sailed his 47'
Catalina sailboat Zebulun from Newport to Solomons
Island. An account of that trip can be found in RI-Solomons
he posing or is he crabbing?