Sunday, September 21, 2008

Playing on the Bay with Ed & Barb Daniel

There was fabulous weather during the Daniels' visit on "Island Hopper". Temperatures were in the mid to high 70s during the day with sunny skies. The winds were 10- 15 knots with the seas 2 to 3 feet.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Early Morning Fog
Debbie & Barb rode about 5 miles on bikes around Rock Hall in the morning. Kevin and Ed deflated the dinghy and winterized the dinghy motor. After eating lunch Barb & Ed took the shuttle service to Baltimore's airport for a 4:00 PM departure. We had a great time with Ed & Barb and are glad they joined us for 5 days in the Chesapeake Bay.
Saturday, September 20, 2008 The crew got up early this morning to ride bikes around St. Michaels, MD. Barb, Ed, and Debbie rode bikes to the Farmers' Market and the St. Michaels Maritime Museum, where Kevin met up with them on his bike.
Hooper's Lighthouse at the Maritime Museum
Then they rode to Perry's Cabin. Perry's Cabin is a beautiful estate like inn on the water. The grounds are exquisite and the inn facilities beautiful. After touring the inn they jumped on their bikes and rode back into the town. After stopping at the Blue Crab Coffee Shop and a few stores they rode back to the marina. "Island Hopper" departed the dock at Harbour Inn Marina in St. Michaels at 12:45 PM and arrived in Haven Harbour, Rock Hall, MD at 3:15 PM. After a quick tour of the marina they went to the Crab Fest sponsored by the Haven Harbour. Barb ate over a dozen crabs. She made up for Kevin, Ed and Debbie who ate hamburgers and nibbled on crab. After dinner they drove around Rock Hall and had drinks at the Harbor Shack. After cocktails they went to the drugstore for ice cream. Ed had a waffle cone that held about a pint of ice cream. After their evening snack they went back to "Island Hopper". Another great day on the water!!!!
Friday, September 19, 2008 Ed & Barb woke up early to walk around Annapolis and have a coffee at their favorite coffee shop in town. "Island Hopper" departed the dock at 11:00 AM heading to St. Michaels, MD. "Island Hopper" arrived at Harbour Inn Marina around 1:00 PM.
Pulling into the dock at St. Michaels
After lunch Kevin, Barb and Debbie took the dinghy across the harbor to the St. Michaels Maritime Museum. Kevin was the docent for the day. The museum has a wonderful displays and interactive exhibits about the life on the bay. The Hooper Island Lighthouse was a favorite exhibit.
Barb & Kevin at the top of the Hooper Island Lighthouse

The crew walked to the Town Dock restaurant for dinner. The seafood was great!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Barb & Debbie rode their bikes about 3 miles around the Inner Harbor waterfront in Baltimore before departing the dock at 10:40 AM.

"Island Hopper" leaving Inner Harbor
"Island Hopper" headed to Annapolis, arriving at 12:30 PM. After docking the boat the crew had a quick lunch and headed to the Naval Academy. Barb & Ed took Debbie & Kevin on a tour. It was a wonderful afternoon touring a few of the buildings on the campus.

Kevin, Barb & Ed at the Naval Academy

After visiting the Naval Academy, Debbie & Barb went shopping in Annnapolis. It was back to the boat for Happy Hour and then a walk to O'Leary's for dinner. O'Leary's is a favorite restaurant of Barb & Ed. We had another great meal with good friends.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 Barb & Ed Daniel arrived at the Inner Harbor Marina around 5:30 PM. After they unpacked, "Island Hopper's" crew had wine and appetizers in the cockpit. They later walked to J. Paul restaurant for dinner. Everyone is looking forward to cruising to Annapolis tomorrow.

Barb on the back of "Island Hopper" in Baltimore, MD

1 comment:

Degaje said...

Thanks to Kevin and Debbie for a great few days aboard the Island Hopper. What was especially nice is that we had electricity on the boat, as the power went out at home from Sunday the 14th through 9:30 PM today, Sunday, the 21st of September, courtesy of the remnants of Hurricane Ike.