16 October 2018
We spent the first two days in Annapolis anchored in Spa Creek but yesterday afternoon the wind shifted around and we found ourselves very close to a permanent private mooring. Mid afternoon the harbourmaster came by and informed us that we really should be 75' from any mooring. We had been watching the weather and they keep talking about squalls going through overnight, so rather then reanchor we grab a City mooring ball for the night. Great decision, around 2 a.m. the wind came up to 30 knots and shifted right around the clock but we were well secured.
When we went through here in 2016 we never took time to visit the historic eastern shore so we made that a priority this year. We left Annapolis at noon and headed to St. Micheals MD which is home to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. We're currently anchored right downtown in a beautiful harbour and plan on staying here two days before heading down the bay. The museum is a 100 yards away so can dinghy over in the morning for a visit and then check out the town.
We have continually met great people along the way however, today we met our first real jerk. The Anchorage here is small and we were slowly motoring to our chosen spot which was 7 or 8 boat length away when Bev pointed out a boat rapidly approaching us. "Southern Yankee" , a 45' sailboat, cut right in front of us by 50' and dropped their anchor; I actually had to go into reverse to avoid hitting him. The whole time he pretended we didn't exist. There is one in every crowd!.
Today's picture is of a beautiful daysailer from the local resort.