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

May 6, 2012

May 5 – Hillsmere Shores, MD

Busy Anchorage
Harness Creek – Anchorage

I woke up this morning to a strange light in my face, for a moment I thought I'd slept till noon...first time I've seen sunshine in the morning in almost a week. What a wonderful start to the day. We actually got to sit on the flybridge and enjoy our coffee watching the river come alive. I could get use to this. This anchorage is very popular...kayakers, rowers, sailboats and small boats came and went all day. It was very entertaining...especially this evening. Some boaters have a hard time deciding where there want to drop the hook, for us it was fun to sit on the deck and watch all the action. It was a zoo in here...luckily it settled down before sunset and should be peaceful tonight. There are three large sailboats close to us, one very nice waterman type boat and three or four more sailboats close to the parks boat dock...just a fraction of the boats that were here earlier in the day.

We took the bikes ashore and road around the park. The paved trails are wonderful, they wind through the woods and although going up hill was a little tough the first day, it has gotten easier. Going down the hills is extremely fun and worth the effort it takes to get to the top. Quiet Waters Park over looks Harness Creek and the South River…from the south end of the park you can see the Chesapeake Bay. It’s a wonderful place, they have a little something for everyone and it was full of visitors today. 

The parks Visitor Center
The fountain that is used for ice skating in the fall and winter
There are seventeen sculptures through out the park
Our anchorage from another part of the park. Not too many boats when I took this picture, we had more company by the time we returned to the boat.

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