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

May 4, 2012

May 3 – Hillsmere Shores, MD

Dinghy Rides & Hikes
Harness Creek – Anchorage

We seem to be in a weather pattern of rainy, foggy, hazy mornings that burn off to nice afternoons. We wake up to horrible mornings, but we end up with a beautiful evenings. The dreary start to our day gave us time this morning to catch up on emails, bookkeeping and other inside activities. By lunch the weather had cleared and we took the dinghy for a ride around this beautiful creek. One side of the creek has pretty homes with large boats and beautiful yards; on the other side is Quiet Waters Park, full of wild life and plants of all kinds. The park has six miles of paved trails that can be used to walk, jog or bike. There are also primitive trails for hiking through out the park. This park offers a wide variety of activities; it has formal gardens, a huge fountain pool area that is used in the winter as a skating rink, educational centers, pavilions, a large multilevel playground and boat rentals. We spent the afternoon hiking along the creek, where we had a great view of our boat in the anchorage, and exploring a few of the paved paths in the park. We even had a deer jump out in front of us, but I didn’t have my camera ready…so I missed a great photo op! We sat on the deck this evening enjoying the weather and watching other boats come and go…truly one of the nicest anchorages we have been in.

Scenes from our dinghy ride
Green Heron
One of the beautiful homes on Harness Creek
Peaceful anchorage
Views from the trail
Part of the paved path in the park

1 comment:

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