Friday, August 18, 2006

August 18, 2006 Washington, DC (Part 1 of 2)

It is now Friday evening. We arrived in Washington, DC on Wednesday. We’ve been looking forward to this for some time as we are both from this area and it was great to come into DC from the water.

It was a long but beautiful trip up the Potomac River, our longest yet, a little over 8 hours. We had to check in with the Dahlgren Naval Surface Weapons Test Range as we left Colonial Beach to see if the river was ‘hot’, and it was. We were directed to hug the Maryland side and ran without any problems.

We don't have a lot of narrative but thought you'd enjoy some of the views as we went up the river. Here is a restored Chesapeake Bay 'Buy' boat which is an old wooden boat that used to buy seafood from the boats on the bay and take it back to shore.

The south part of the river had lots of little communities with lovely views. We enjoyed watching them as we cruised by them.

That changed quickly, however as we got closer to Mt. Vernon, on both the Virginia and Maryland sides. This is a small but quaint home on the Maryland side of the river, and the picture below is the first of the amazing homes we captured.

(Part 2 continues with more pictures)