Monday, August 14, 2006

August 14, 2006 St. Mary's River, MD

The last two days have been two of the most beautiful days yet. Below is the Smith Point Lighthouse where yesterday we started our turn westward into the Potomac River.

We stayed at a small marina because we needed to fuel up (don't ask!). The sunset was wonderful. We also included a picture of the marina; absolutely no frills, but they had a reasonable diesel fuel price.

We left Smith Creek around noon today, after two hours of fueling with slow pumps, to go back into the Potomac River then up the St. Mary's River.

St. Mary's Ciy, along the river, is where the first capital of Maryland was established. We can understand why they picked it. The shoreline is astonishing with high banks and large homes and farms overlooking the river. St. Mary’s College, a small college, is right on the water.

We didn't stop but continued up the river and anchored near Tippity Wichity (really) island. It is very quiet and simply beautiful here.

We have been so lucky with the weather, well, except that one day where everything went downhill. We’ve had light winds to keep the bugs away and sunny days. Hope it lasts! After an exhausting day, Rick had to sit back and close his eyes for a few minutes...the stress you know ... !