Saturday, October 3, 2009

Chesapeake Bay and Baltimore

This corner of the planet is truly gorgeous and reminds me our beautiful Georgian Bay with its many bays and inlets (or ponds and creeks as they call them down here). But instead of the rock and pines of Georgian Bay, Chesapeake Bay’s shores are lined with deciduous trees and red sand beaches and it’s remarkable how much of this area is still undeveloped.

Having said that, here we are in the busy port of Baltimore enjoying civilization and city life. The first two nights we anchored in the popular inner harbour and it was exciting and very cool to be right in the thick of the action in the city core but we moved to a marina today to take advantage of electricity, proper showers, and laundry facilities.

Tonight, as I was preparing dinner, we had the pleasure of the Pride of Baltimore pull up beside us on the dock and it was exciting and fascinating to watch the crew manoeuvre the vessel, handle her lines, and furl her sails. I can’t get over our luck! It was an incredible experience indeed.

And, oh, by the way, I ate raw oysters for the first time! I am so proud of myself.

We’re off to Annapolis tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Kevin Bennett, Abaco, BahamasOctober 6, 2009 at 11:17 PM

    well, you did something I have never done, Eat a raw oyster......very brave ....and slimmy