Friday, May 23, 2008

Solomons, Maryland

Thursday, May 22nd, we arrived about 2pm in the town of Solomons, Md. We had left Deltaville, Va early in the morning, and sure enough, right at 11am the winds picked up and we started rocking & rolling again! This time, however, we only had a short ride in rough water.

We officially have been on the "Loop" now for 10 days, and we are already in our third state! Pretty weather has certainly been in our favor, and we woke up this morning to another cool and beautiful day. It looks like this Memorial Day weekend will be perfect. TYJ!

We've been traveling with two other boats: "Sunshine", with Muriel & Bud Lovett (Mooresville, NC) and their 33 year-old daughter Shelly (and Jack Russell, "Carley"), and "Southern Comfort", with Peggy and Guy Leverett (Apollo Beach, Fl). We are all three here in Spring Cove Marina in Solomons. The marina is the largest we've stayed in so far--with sprawling trees, pretty landscaping, plenty of showers & laundry facilities, and a great ship's store, we are having a great time. The refrigerator went out yesterday on "Sunshine", so for a while there, we all were scrambling for coolers--but all is taken care of now, and they will get it fixed Tuesday morning when we get to Annapolis. That's why it's nice to have other boats to travel with--we all realize that any kind of problem could be us too! We're waiting also for another boat, "Segue", with Doris and Wayne Prichard (Knoxville, Tn) to get to Solomons. We're hoping they will catch back up with us later today.

Hopefully around noon, we'll get our bikes off the boat (our first!) and go exploring the town of Solomons. With lots of good restaurants and cute shops, we ought to have a fun day.

Tomorrow, Saturday, we'll head north some more. Weather and slip/anchorage availabilty, we'll either stop somewhere around Deale or go on up to Annapolis, where we plan to stop for a few days. Happy Memorial Day everyone!


Anonymous said...

Hi Guys,

We're on our way to the beach and stopped at Sandpiper. No oysters for Catherine this time.

The bike tour sounds like fun. I hope you brought your gel pads!

Y'all have fun!

Travis and Catherine

Second Wind said...

Hello You Loopers!
Woohoo! So glad to see that you've made it to the Chesapeake and are having a blast. We are back from our sailing adventure and will be following your blog as you make your way around. Life is good -- and even more so on the Loop!

Liz and Bob