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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


Gathering for a potluck dinner

Look 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 page.


Is he posing or is he crabbing?

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