"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

July 29, 2011

July 28 - Colonial Beach, VA

Day 132 - Maryland or Virginia???
Colonial Beach Yachting Center

Well we ended up being wimps last night...we had to turn the generator on and run the AC. It was comfortable on deck, but just too warm and humid inside by the time we went to bed. I guess we'll have to wait awhile before anchoring out again.

We had a short day to Colonial Beach and will have another short day tomorrow. We are trying to get together with our niece from Fredericksburg on Saturday and then we will move to DC on Sunday. We should have a little time to get a few chores done on the boat the next few days. Colonial Beach is a cute little beach town. The interesting part of this area is, the whole Potomac River belongs to Maryland...right up to the vegetation line. So the town of Colonial Beach is in Virginia and their beach belongs to Maryland. Most of yesterday and all of today's travel was in Maryland, but where we stopped both nights belong to Virginia. So people who have homes on the water are taxed by Virginia for their houses and Maryland for their piers...kind of crazy.

We rode our bikes around town, but didn't see anything we needed to do, so we spent the rest of the afternoon on the boat. Stan did a little cleaning and I did a little research about Washington DC. The information we read about Colonial Beach said that George Washington, Robert E. Lee and James Monroe were all born in this area. I think there are monuments at the exact places, but without a car we couldn't get to them. Oh well, plenty of monuments await us in DC. We had dinner at the dockside restaurant, walked around the dock and visited with a few other boaters.

One of the docks at Colonial Beach Yachting Center
Looking towards the restaurant and dock master's office
Colonial Beach...beach (in Maryland)
This little town has water on three sides...this is part of Monroe Bay (in Virginia)
One of the boats we went by had to little friends sitting on the dock

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