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Just Limin
Limin ( li'-min ) To travel without a purpose or destination
Slower pace at St. Michaels
07/19/2010, St. Michaels

We left Annapolis and headed across the bay to St. Michaels, a small tourist town. It is known as the town that fooled the Britsh (by putting lanterns in the trees, the British overshot the town and saved many lives and buildings).

St. Michaels is an up-scale resort town. Transient dockage was $3.10/ft/night, the most we had ever paid. Annapolis was the same price, but we opted to take a mooring instead and have some distance from the crowds and noise.

We went to the maritime museum there and the lighthouse. They have a large collection of boats and a working boatyard. Later we strolled through the village and found the grocery store and local restaurants. For dinner we feasted on a pile of steamed crabs. Yum! Yum! Yum!

In the slip next to us was Playing Hooky, a couple our age in a 38' Hunter. Their son was about 5 and loved to play with Maggie. We got together with Mark & Tammy for cocktails one night and their son watched tv below with Maggie laying beside him.

07/18/2010, Annapolis, MD

We are finally in Annapolis, moored right in front of the Naval Academy Visitor Center. We spent our first day just walking around and getting our bearings. Jim's grandmother was born here at 57 Cornhill St., just yards from State Circle and the State Capitol (which from 1783-1784 was the capitol of the new United States). Her father had put the first tin roof on the capitol building, but not sure what date. We had looked up his name on google but didn't find anything, but we did find out that League and Snowden are last names still found in this area. Tomorrow we will go visit the capitol building for their tour and see if we can find the desk their family had donated. I also plan to go to the Waterway Guide offices and to Sailrite store. I didn't bring mine along on this part of our trip. It certainly would have been useful. We had to restitch our UV cover on our foresail. So we just took it down and had it stitched at a canvas shop

Today we took the trolley tour and found out a few more facts about the area. I had read "Chesapeake" and Jim is about half way through it. It really did help us in understanding the history here. (Although we wish it were about 10 degrees lower in temperature).

07/19/2010 | Peggy
Annapolis is my favorite place in the world!! crab cakes and beer! what more could you ask for. We'll be there in Oct during the boat show for an industry "roast" of Frank Butler recognizing him for his contributions to the sailing industry. I have a favorite restaurant there and can't remember the name-
07/22/2010 | S/V Zephyr
While in Eastport (to go to Sailrite) take a break at Davis' Pub. Best gumbo in the world!!The gentleman at Sailright can give you directions or pick up a Portbook (free) at most any store. If you're going to be in the Chesapeake area next week and need anything, let us know. We have our boat near Baltimore and have to make a run to Annapolis via car. Always fun to visit with fellow sailors.
Back on the Hook
07/10/2010, Deltaville

After 9 days in Yorktown, we moved north. The forecast was for cooler temps which would allow us to be comfortable WITHOUT air conditioning. I know we are lucky to have it, but we need shore power to run it. Jim is thinking we could get a second portable and tie them together to run it in the future.

Up the ICW, we saw alligators. In Yorktown we saw jellyfish. But in Deltaville, it seemed clear to go swimming off the back of the boat. Maggie LOVED it! Of course she wouldn't go in until Jim got in, but he didn't mind. When they got out, they both got showers on the back of the boat and life was good.

07/14/2010 | John Wilson
I might enjoy watching Leslie taking a hower on the swim platform. Not so crazy about watching Jim!
Hope you guys are enjoying the Chesepeake as much as we did last year. Catch you soon. Only 2 weeks till the wedding.
Historic Triangle
07/07/2010, Yorktown, VA

After our son and friends left, we decided to tour Yorktown, despite the record temperatures and we were glad we did. If it were cooler (under 90) we would have stayed longer, for there was so much to see. We never did make it to Jamestown. We heard more of it was outdoors and had to do with reenactments. We will go on another trip when it isn't so hot. We did go to dinner in Will iamsburgwith friends Ric and Judy from Grand Baby. Luckily for Jim most of the stores were closed, because I could have done some damage there.

07/15/2010 | Kevin Heying
Jane and I just got back from Mexico and the temperatures were a lot higher where you are. It sounds like you are having fun. Keep the AC on!
4th of July Weekend
07/05/2010, Yorktown, VA

We are spending a week here in Yorktown, VA at York River Yacht Haven. In addition to having floating docks in a protected area, it has a pool to cool off in and courtesy car to get provisions. It is just across the river from Yorktown and not far from Williamsburg and Jamestown. We hope to go visit them before we move north to Deltaville.

Jim retired from O-I, and they have a plant in Toano, near Williamsburg. He contacted Charles Cochran, a friend from LA, who is the current plant manager and invited he and his wife Dawn over to the Marina. We had dinner at the restaurant at the marina. I can't believe I had steamed blue crabs. They were delicous but very messy to eat, especially in front of guests. Oh well. Jim and Charles had a good time talking about old times. Jim likes talking about our new life style, but Dawn and Charles have 4 years to go before being eligible to retire.

Sunday our son (Jim III) and his friends arrives to spend a couple of nights with us. We all enjoyed watching the fireworks from the cockpit of the boat. We just stayed at the marina, because we heard it could be very congested coming back to the marina.

Chesapeake Waters
07/02/2010, Yorktown, VA

Spent 2 nights in Norfolk at the Town Center and we were tempted to stay through the holiday. But we decided to push on to Yorktown. It was a cooler day and we both were contemplating putting on a jacket but didn't. Afterall, cooler weather is what we had been wishing for.

On the way we encountered a number of large ships and military crafts. Nothing eventful happened and we sometimes think we need it to, in order to have something to write about. While in Norfolk we tried to get a hold of people we met in the Bahamas, without success. And we had a gotten the great idea of having our son (Jim III) and his friends come over from Raleigh to join us for the 4t h of July holiday. Jim just got out of the Air Force and they are waiting to move into another house.

So in preparation, we started cleaning the boat and BOY did it need it! While cleaning, Jim decided to clean the A/C filter and sure enough found a jellyfish in it. (Someone had said earlier that their A/C stopped because of that problem). Jim also contacted Charles Cochran, who is the plant manager of the O-I Toano plant and he and his wife will be coming over on Saturday to visit.

So while we are here, we also plan to squeeze in a visit to Yorktown, Williamsburg and Jamestown. I don't know what day that will be but we will.

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