Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Day 32 Annapolis to St. Michaels

We enjoyed a walk around Annapolis this morning as we planned a late departure, 1100, the time they kick you out.  Our next stop, st Michaels is across the bay but only a 27 mile run.  A beautiful day had unfolded, light winds high in the 70s and not a cloud in the sky.

We came across a group of schoolchildren on a walk around Annapolis.

Lots of interesting shops so Debbie found a lamp for Island Hopper with a heavy base and some fresh flowers.
 Our next marina was the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St Michaels.    We have been members here since 2008, 2009 when we spent two summers on the Chesapeake.  You will note Island Hopper at the dock with two sailboats.  They were docked first so I docked between them with only a few feet to spare.  I did not think the space was long enough but we made it in. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Lots to do in St Michaels.   St Michaels Info.
 We saw this sailboat docked with a sign do not board, don't worry I won't.  A real antique.
 The is the Hooper Island lighthouse that was relocated to the museum when it was taken out of service.  I can't imagine a life living in there on the bay especially in winter.
 A skipjack oystering sailboat takes folks on tours.  Note the small "boat" acting as a pusher.

The skipjack does not have an engine so the pusher is hooked on the transom.  It is equipped with a turbocharged diesel for propulsion.
  Skipjacks info
 I looked out the channel and saw this cruise ship coming in.  She ended up tying up at the bulkhead at the Museum, as you will see below.  Cruise line info

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