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

September 18, 2011

Sept. 17 - Cambridge, MD

Day 183 - Blues, Brews & BBQ
Cambridge Municipal Yacht Basin

There's an old sailing adage that goes like this: Red sky at night sailor’s delight, red sky at morning sailors take warning. So when I saw the beautiful pink (reddish) sunrise I knew our day was going down hill from there. Today reminded us of a cold wintry day in Texas...drizzly, windy and cold. I had to add shoes, socks and a jacket to my jeans and I was still cold.

Most of our day was spent on the boat. We did take a short bike ride before lunch and then back to the boat. Cambridge holds a summer send-off celebration called Blues, Brews & BBQ...so we walked downtown to see what it was all about. Local restaurants have food booth selling BBQ and many other items, shops and galleries are opened late with sales, and bands play Blues music through out the evening. There were even a few crafts booths. The highlight of the event was the Wawa Main Street Mile, which has teams from local businesses and organizations doing a spoof of a triathlon: for the swim, they ran down the street wearing snorkel fins and mask; for the bike, they rode a kid-size tricycle, and for the run, they balanced an egg on a spoon. It was very entertaining. After the big race we had dinner at Jimmie & Sook’s Raw Bar & Grill again. We visited with quite a few other MTOA members while we waited for a table and invited another couple to have dinner with us so they didn’t have to wait for their own table. Dinner was great and we enjoyed the company.

I finally got my August pictures uploaded to Picasa...working on the September ones.

A picture from Julie Bertch of The Pearl coming out of Broad Creek on our way to Cambridge
Looks like we're going to get wet
A mural on Race Street
Blues, Brews & BBQ Summer Send-Off....doesn't look like summer to me.
Racers waiting for the Main Street Mile to begin
Bike potion of the triathlon
Swimming potion of the triathlon

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