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

May 10, 2012

May 9 - Annapolis, MD

Race Day
Annapolis City Mooring Field

We woke up to rain this morning...which gave me a good excuse to watch GMA while I drank my coffee. I also had time to catch up on bookkeeping and the blog. The weather improved to partly cloudy after lunch. We decided to move the boat to the main mooring field across from town so we could watch the Wednesday night sailboat races. The races are held every Wednesday night between May and September. They are an Annapolis tradition that dates back to the 1950s. A fleet of 150 sailboats in six classes now participate in the race. The start takes place at 6:10 pm. The finish line is located in front of the Annapolis Yacht Club, which is just past the Spa Creek Bridge. To get to the finish line the boats tack back and forth through the mooring field. It really was exciting to watch how close they get to each other and the boats on the mooring balls. Several boats were close enough to touch as they came by…it was fun being in the middle of it all. Annapolis is the sailing capital of America and they take sailing very serious here.

After moving the boat we took the dinghy to town…to explore a little more of this wonderful historic town. Before returning to the boat to watch the sailboat races, we docked in Eastport to check out Davis’ Pub. It was highly recommended by people in the area and it was on “Diner, Drive Ins and Dives”. We enjoyed our visit and the Crab Pretzel we had. Jim and Belinda brought their dinner to our boat and we spent the rest of the evening eating, visiting and watching the sailboat races.

Davis' Pub...a local Eastport "Dive"
Crab Pretzel...I could have made a meal out of these
Pictures from the races
That's our mooring ball they are scrapping by!

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