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

May 3, 2012

May 2 – Hillsmere Shores, MD

Back Across the Bay
Harness Creek – Anchorage

We woke up again to drizzly weather…very greyand hazy.  We decided to pull the anchorand move back across the bay to the Annapolis area. There are so many beautiful places to explore on the Chesapeake. It wasn’t a pretty day, but the bay was flat and we had an uneventful trip. We went through the cut at Knapps Narrows, which makes the trip from San Domingo Creek across to Annapolis much shorter. We went by Tilghman Island, which is a fishing village…a lot of waterman boats work out of this area. Stan would really like to have one of these boats…if he could figure out a way to get it home; Port Lavaca would have a very unique boat in the harbor.

We are anchored in Harness Creek, which is off the South River; it’s a beautiful quiet creek by Quiet Waters Park. The weather improved by afternoon so we took our bikes to shore. We rode through the park and then to a cute little place for dinner. We use Tripadvisor a lot to find local favorite restaurants. The number one restaurant in the Annapolis area is Vin909…it was only three miles from the dinghy dock, so that is where we decide to go. It is located in an old Sears and Roebuck house in Eastport. A wonderful place that features locally produced beers and wines and dishes that use local ingredients. The service and the food were wonderful. We had the “OMG” pizza –local speck, asparagus, spring onions, olive mix, provolone, fontina,mozzarella and nepitella oil; not quite as flavorful as the pizza at the Ruddy Duck, but very good. We love finding little places like this. If the weather is nice tomorrow we are going to take the dinghy and explore a little more of the creek and hike a few of the trails in the park.

Tilghman Island
Knapps Narrows Bridge
Waterman Boat
There are Osprey on every marker
Bloody Point Bar Lighthouse  (I wish I had kept track of how many lighthouses we've seen)
 Boat dock at Quiet Waters Park
Vin909 - Great spot!

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