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Mt Vernon

14 July 2009 | Potomac River , VA
Scott Trefethen
On our way up the Potomac from St Mary's we stopped at the Washington Plantation, Mt Vernon named by Georges older Brother after a British Admiral. The channel and dock are narrow and shallow. If you have over 5 feet of draft you are better off anchoring just downriver about a 1/4 mile from the plantation. We set a hook just inside the close3st green marker and took the dinghy into the dock. Make sure you inquire about where to place your dinghy as there are numerous ferries that come and go here. The tickets can be purchased at the giftshop down by the water . We toured the estate that Queen Elizabeth once refered to as " A quaint little cottage" from the fields to the manor house and all the shops for smithing, carpentry, gardening ect in between.
Washington was inovative in a couple of notible areas. First he was the first to grow wheat as a cash crop instead of tobacco and he began the process of rearing mules for farm labor instead of using horses. We learned that tobacco depleates the soil entirely after 2 years and it takes 25 years to put the nutrients back into the soil. Though the acting staff were using a horse to plow that day there were several mules on the property which we learned had come from stock that were given the Washingtons from the King of Spain. Mules as it turns out are harder working, need less water and are smarter than the horse in that a horse will work itself to death where a mule will simply stop working. The saying "stubborn as a mule" comes from the mules propencity for self preservation.
George and Martha are still intered here on the property just down the bank from the main house.
If you visit be sure and plan the whole day as there is so much to see.
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Scott standing at ZarPar Marina DR
Kids in the shallows off La Parguera PR
Primitive warriors night hunting for the elusive tropical snipe.
Jeans confectionary proof that even while crusing you can still enjoy some of the best of life.
Isla Saona off the DR is a beautiful nature preserve with that Pacific isle feeling.
These crabs gather in the shallows on the desert islands just off Puerto Ricos south coast. They feed on detritus at the high tide mark. Some can jump as far as two feet when disturbed by walking near them.
Dave, Dorothy and Gregory relax in the cockpit here in Bequia. Great times had by all.
Class racing off Bequia during the famous Easter regatta.
Julianna dreams of raising her very own sea turtles. Here she sees a conservation effort that has kept four species of turtles alive and thriving on the island of Bequia.
Dave Pelton and I working on the boat.
Kids battle with Pokemon.
More Pokemon Battling
 
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