We left Waterside shortly after Art and Leah arrived and we were off to Yorktown. We only spent one night there. We docked and Dona Pacem, Kitumba and Endorphin Voyager were there. Yeah! We walked around town. Then across this 4 lane divided highway. Crazy! We got to old Yorktown walked around and I got a barrett to keep my bangs out of my face.
We went through the Nelson House which was built in 1730. It had cannon balls still stuck in the brick n mortar from the French and Americans shooting trying to get the British out of the house.
We stopped at the Yorktown Pub for some oysters on the half shell and drinks. Joe got crab dip. The oysters were river oysters and tasteless. No more river oysters for me!
Later in the evening we had a fabulous dinner at Riverwalk Restaurant. We had been seated outside and the bugs were coming out. something bit me and a blister appeared within the next two days. Bugs seem to always find me, darnit!
The next morning we got up and went to a wonderful farmers market in Yorktown. We got pastries, I bought myself a tray for mother’s day. We got some fresh veggies and some tomato jam. Joe was herding us since he wanted to be on our way to Deltaville. 25.8 N miles.
They are known for some good mechanics there so many boats go to Deltaville. They had a seafood festival there and the day we got there was the last day. Our marina had a guy drive us up there. It was ok…we came back to the boat and arranged for the dockmaster to leave the keys in the car so a group of us could go to The Table at Wilton. The marina had a friend who took us to The Table for dinner. It has been the best meal on the loop. Art, Leah and I split oyster taco’s. Omg, they were fabulous. joe got pork chops and I got grouper. The next day Art, Leah and I walked to a museum. I fixed crab cakes for lunch. We just chilled the rest of the afternoon. Joe had their mechanic look at our engine room. We were planning a dinner with 8 of us. I had made arrangements to get the marina vehicle for 8 of us to go to a restaurant. When we were ready to leave Someone had taken the car and we all couldn’t go darn it! We called our new friend/driver, and he drove Art, Leah, Brian and Michelle and Joe and me to Merrior. It wasn’t as good as The Table!!. Plus I was disappointed that the others couldn’t join us.
On May 13th we went to Crisfield but first we stopped at Tangier’s for lunch. This little Island is sinking. We walked down their Main Street. It took you back 50 years. They spoke their own language with a brough accent. Mr. Parks met us at his dock and told us he was glad we were not spending the night. Our boat was too big for his dock. Kitumba had to raft up next to us. It was a rainy day. We ate at Lorraine’s and headed back to the boat.
Off to Crisfield. . They made it sound wonderful at the Rendezvous. It was horrible! Yes horrible. We had the worse pizza I had had in years for dinner. We all had leftovers but, we all threw the leftovers away. I really can’t say anything good about Crisfield! Even the lady at the marina who was in her board meeting wasn’t helpful or friendly. BUST we found nothing worth taking a picture of.
We got the hell out of Dodge and headed to Solomon’s.
It was a cold but smooth crossing the bay again. The girls decided to charge their batteries on the fly bridge.
Thank goodness it was a good stop! We packed a lot into this one night stop. We went to town for lunch thanks to the dockmaster driving us there and giving us a quick tour. We ate at The Island Hideaway. Joe had a burger, I had a lobster salad and Leah and Art had cream of crab soup and a salad.
Joe walked back to the boat because we were getting a different alternator installed on the boat. Art, Leah and I walked back to go through some art galleries. Lots of things were still closed for the season. Art, Leah and I went back to the boat then decided to go to the Lighthouse. It was cute.
Hard to believe a family lived there! We got back to the boat and ended up going to happy hour at DryDock Restaurant. Oops, I had two dirty’s with blue cheese stuffed olives with Michelle from Kitumba. Can’t remember what I ate 😉 …we all went back to the boats. The guys went to sleep and Leah, Michelle and I open a couple bottles of wine. I think those two bottles were empty by the time we went to bed. 🤭🥴 We had fun! Michelle not so much the next day.
Then off to Saint Michaels. What a beautiful little town. Joe, Art and Leah went to another Maritime Museum. I worked on a newspaper ad for Chrysler of Lawrenceburg right outside the museum. After talking to my client about his changes, I walked into the gift shop and bought a cookbook, Crazy for Crab. Leah and I walked into another shop and she ended up buying a picture for their lake hose. I bought some little hand towels with a crab on one and oysters on another. We had dinner at Bistro St Michaels. Joe had a crab cake dinner and I had a seafood stew.
Then off to another Maritime Museum
Off to Annapolis MD, we got up and left at 7:54 and got to Annapolis at 11:35. We had 2.5 days left for Art and Leah to see Annapolis. We docked at the side of Ego Alley. It was an active harbor and we bobbed around quite a bit. We had a nice lunch at Boathouse which Joe and I had been to a few years ago when we went to Trawlerfest. I had a spinach salad with oysters. It was delicious! Joe had a shrimp pasta. We have been to many restaurants in this city. We found The Boathouse to be the one we enjoyed the most. Actually, we thought they had their lobster rolls for lunch but unfortunately, they only serve them on the weekends. Afterwards, walked around town, did the city tour…and the next day went to the Naval Academy. What an amazing tour. We walked a lot to try and keep up with our speedy tour guide. Unfortunately, an elderly couple were not able to keep up and dropped out of our group. Backing up to this morning, Art, Leah and Joe went to Chick and Ruth’s Delly for breakfast. Arts goal was to have crab 3 times a day. He accomplished that on this day! 😂 after our Naval Academy tour we walked the streets of Annapolis. We dipped into some shops looking for things Leah could take home. We went back to the boat and rested up before we would go out to dinner. Which was very disappointing…Blackwall Hitch. Over cooked food.
We went to lunch at the Boathouse first thing
Next morning we toured the Navel Academy.
The next day Art, Leah, and Joe went out for a big breakfast
Next up was a trolley tour.
After the tour we stopped in a pub that George Washington once also frequented.
So the day came for Art and Leah to fly home. We went to the Iron Rooster for breakfast. Had to get something to eat so they would get on the shuttle with a full belly. As they were leaving Kevin and Becky Winters arrived for the day. Kevin and Becky attended the University of Louisville with us way back when. Joe and Kevin are fraternity brother. They brought us some U of L swag and a Balahula apron with some Virginia wine. They were kind enough to take us provisioning. We were getting ready for our trip up the Chesapeake and into the C and D Canal. We enjoyed our day catching up and talking about how we wish their boat hadn’t had issues and they had been able to travel along side us. We talked about visiting them and boating up the Potomac in the near future. Sounds good to the 4 of us! We took them to the Boathouse for an early dinner before they headed back home. I did a repeat of the spinach salad and Joe had the lobster roll. It was hard to say good bye. Our visit wasn’t long enough however, glad for the the time we had!