Wednesday, September 06, 2006

August 28, 2006 Solomons Island, MD to Galesville, MD

Hey, don’t leave the blog!!! We’ll try to get caught up. We left Solomons Island on the morning of Wednesday, Aug 30 in the rain. We thought it was going to clear up pretty quick but, alas, no such luck. In fact, not only did we leave temperatures in the upper 90’s, but we got into lots of rain and colder temps - 68 degrees!

Ultimately, we were headed for Georgetown, MD about 6 miles up the Sassafras River in Northeastern Maryland, which is the farthest north we are going on this trip. We had originally planned to go all the way to Rhode Island but we left from NC too late to get that far this time.

Anyway, we ran for 7 hours and stopped in Galesville, MD which is a really small town on a river south of Annapolis, the West River. Again, lots of crab pots to worry about but it was a nice place to anchor. We took the dingy into town which consisted of a small market, an art shop and a wine shop (we were happy!).

We had lunch at the Pirate's Cove restaurant next to their marina ... nice place right on the water. Their specialties revolved around crab ... no surprise, and Lynnie and I both had the "Gabby Crabby", which was a very yum crab melt on english muffin with mozzerella cheese, and home made french fries. Also shared a home made key lime pie slice. Then we waddled over to the West River Market, which was an old timie general store with an elevated railroad running around on the inside. Quaint town, with not a whole lot going on.

We then went back to the marina and took the dingy out to Rickshaw in the harbor with threatening clouds and predictions of severe thunderstorms. We watched as they gathered, and then finally dumped for a few minutes. Then the skies cleared and the late afternoon sun came back out. All-in-all another fine day ...