NOT a calm day!
17 May 2011 | Baltimore, MD
After we anchored last night, we looked at the weather forecast and saw lots of rain, strong winds, and numerous thunderstorms predicted for today. So we set an alarm for 0500 intending to get underway by 0530 to try to get in to Baltimore before the thunderstorms got going in the afternoon. But, when the alarm awoke us this morning, the forecast sounded worse, including limited visibility, and the radar showed a bunch of storms lining-up to come dump on us...we decided to stay put and went back to sleep...
But, when we got up at 0700, the storms had proven to be merely rain and the radar indicated a sizable clear spot coming so we changed plans and got underway. Well, the contrast with yesterday was rather stark: 20-knot winds, 3-foot waves, rain, scudding clouds, and lots of bouncing and heeling as we worked our way under the Bay Bridge and up the arm of the bay that leads to Baltimore. The rain petered out and the clouds thinned as the day progressed. By 1pm we had tied up in Baltimore's inner harbor.
I expect we'll be here for a solid week as I have business meetings and Anne, Evelyn, and Leslie will be going down to DC to visit friends and relatives and tour the museums.