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

May 26, 2016

May 25 – Annapolis, MD

City Mooring Field

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Blue Angels performance was this afternoon and the harbor was packed with hundreds of boats of all sizes, kayaks, canoes, paddle boarders and dinghies. Every boat was overflowing with spectators enjoying the beautiful day.
We started our day on the flybridge enjoying our wonderful view of Annapolis with a cup of coffee. We love to begin our days like this, but those days have been few this year. Maybe spring/summer has finally caught up with us. Later in the morning we went ashore to find a barbershop for Stan and enjoy lunch at Vin909. We were back onboard in time to watch the hustle and bustle of activity in the harbor as everyone tried to find the perfect spot to watch the Blue Angels.

The Blue Angels are celebrating their 70th anniversary this year. Admiral Chester Nimitz, had a vision to create a flight exhibition team in order to raise the public’s interest in naval aviation and boost Navy morale. The U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron fly a team of six Navy F/A-18 Hornets and a C-130 Hercules, affectionately known as “Fat Albert.” The team performed a variety of high-speed, aerobatic, precision-maneuvers during their air show in front of the Naval Academy.

Just a few of the boats we saw today
One of my favorite small boats out enjoying the day
Some of the people watching from the shoreline
A close look at "Fat Albert" flown by the Blue Angels first female pilot Katie Higgins
The Blue Angels preforming
Every Wednesday night...almost year around the Annapolis Yacht Club holds race night. They are fun to watch because the finish line is just past the mooring field. The boats come flying by the moored boats and it's very entertaining.
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  1. I had a feeling you two would be in Annapolis for the Blue Angels! We were one of the hundreds of boats anchored on the Severn. Hope to run into you this summer (not literally). ~Rob and Sharon

    1. It was a wonderful day...I'm loving this weather. Hope to see y'all again on the water too.

  2. The Blue Angels are amazing. Such a shame about the crash yesterday. Looks like you guys are having an amazing time :-)

    1. The whole time I watched the show and practice I was thinking how close there were to having an accident. It is sad to think we watched him preform jut a week earlier. We are having a fun, but are home for awhile playing Mimi. Then we will head north to New England in July.