Sunday, September 14, 2008

Cruising With The Crockers

Thank You!! Thank You!!! to Barb and Roy Smith
for loaning Debbie & Kevin their Maryland Burgee to fly on "Island Hopper". Barb and Roy are friends from the Ohio River Launch Club in Cincinnati, Ohio, but are originally from Baltimore. They have cruised the waterways flying the Maryland Burgee on their boat "Aerosmith".
We have been having so much fun with Jenny and Dan Crocker that we didn't make time to keep up the Blog. But, that's a good thing!!!! Wednesday, September 10, 2008 The Crockers arrived at Haven Harbour, Rock Hall at 12:20 PM. We went to "The Shack" for lunch. Jenny was brave and had a soft crab sandwich. After lunch, Jenny and Debbie went shopping in Rock Hall. Lucky for the men, not too much damage can be done in the Rock Hall shopping district. Kevin and Dan happily went on their merry way to check out the local marinas and boats. After playing around Rock Hall they went to Osprey Point for dinner.( Osprey Point is a lovely inn and marina. Thursday, September 11, 2008
Heading under the Bridge
Fort McHenry on the Waterfront
The crew prepared "Island Hopper" for a 9:40 AM departure. After a 2 hour and 20 minute cruise "Island Hopper" arrived at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD. It was a great day for cruising the waterways of Maryland. After lunch on the boat Jenny and Debbie set off to shop their way through Baltimore. Kevin and Dan walked to a local bar on the other side of the harbor and enjoyed some brews. The crew ate dinner in the restaurant at the marina called the Rusty Scupper. Wonderful seafood was had by all!!!!(

"Tide Point" - A Previous P & G Plant

A Sailboat cruising Inner Harbor

Just a few small yachts across the dock from "Island Hopper"

A view of downtown Baltimore from the boat dock

Dan Crocker sitting in the cockpit of "Island Hopper"

Friday, September 12, 2008 "Island Hopper" departed the dock at 8:30 AM, arriving in Annapolis, MD at 10:45 AM. It was another good day for cruising. Some mild rain started after we docked. Again, Jenny and Debbie went shopping, while Kevin and Dan did a walking tour of the Naval Academy. They ate dinner at the Annapolis Yacht Club. ( Annapolis is a beautiful and quaint town around the waterfront. Saturday, September 13, 2008 "Island Hopper" departed the dock at 10:00 AM and docked at St. Michaels Harbour Marina in Saint Michaels, MD. Jenny and Debbie took the shuttle and walked around the small town of Saint Michaels. It is filled with specialty stores and boutiques. Kevin and Dan rode bicycles to the Saint Michaels Museum. ( The crew met at 4:30 PM to do a wine tasting at Saint Michaels Winery. ( After tasting 8 - 10 wines they happily purchased wine for tomorrow night's happy hour. They had a fabulous meal at Bistro St. Michaels. (

Saint Michaels Harbor near Harbour Inn

Crab Claw Restaurant

Sunday, September 14,2008 Biking...Shopping...Lunching...Swimming...Cruising...Drinking...Dining This was a day that almost had enough action filled events to satisfy Kevin.

"Island Hopper's" Crew in the dinghy

The yacht "Diamond Lady"

Around 10:00 AM Jenny and Debbie hopped on the bikes and rode into town for some last minute shopping. After riding the bikes back to "Island Hopper", the crew jumped into the dinghy for a harbor cruise. After a short cruise they went to the Crab Claw for lunch. Jenny received a hands-on crab eating demonstration from the table behind us. After lunch it was back to marina for a refreshing swim. Captain Kevin said the water was too cold, so he needed more time than the rest of the crew to take a plunge into the water. "Island Hopper" arrived back to the home port, Haven Harbour in Rock Hall, MD. around 5:30 PM. The crew was ready for happy hour and then dinner at Waterman's Crab House. The Crockers leave tomorrow morning to head home to Cincinnati, Ohio. We had a great time playing in the Chesapeake!!!!!

No comments: