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

June 3, 2012

June 2 - Baltimore, MD

Last Day in Baltimore
Henderson's Wharf Marina

Today was our last day in Baltimore and it was a beautifulday. We had a strong front move through last night with rain, high winds and even some tornados in the area, but today was wonderful with temperatures inthe high 70s. We started the day by going to the Fell's Point Farmers Market held in Broadway Square. In the late 1700s there was a farmers’ market in Fell's Point at this same location. The farmers would come from miles and miles and they were assigned stall numbers, which were stamped into the curbs.  The numbers are still visible today. Oursecond activity was riding our bikes to the super market...we wanted to fill our freezer before heading north. The rest of the day was spent getting things ready for our departure tomorrow morning...and enjoying this beautiful Saturday. We walked to Little Italy and had dinner at Amicci’s. Baltimore's Little Italy is a cozy neighborhood located in the heart of downtown, nestled between the Inner Harbor and historic Fells Point. It's an important cultural and ethnic icon for the city where millions of people visit annually to dine at its many restaurants, watch outdoor films, participate in bocce tournaments, attend festivals, worship at an Italian church, take Italian language classes or simply stroll through the friendly narrow streets to experience a bit of the flavor and ambiance of the old country. This area was settles in the early 20th century and generations later, many of Little Italy’s long skinny row homes are still owned by the original families and it remains a tight-knit community. We've enjoyed walking through Baltimore's old neighborhoods and seeing the 200+ year old buildings. Tomorrow we will head to Chesapeake City and then to New Jersey and New York.

Fell's Point Farmers Market in Broadway Square
Some of the beautiful fresh items at the farmers market
A few of the old row houses in Little Italy
Little Italy
 Fell's Point - I almost lost my phone getting this picture...I dropped it and thought it feel in the water, but I was lucky and it landed on a ledge above the water.
The view from our flybridge this evening

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