Current Location: Spring Cove Marina (Solomons, MD)
Miles Traveled: 65 (over 2 days)
Weather: Rainy all day (heavy at times), mid-70s
Highlights: Spent the past 3 days with Chris and Ellen Czeh, close friends that we've known since high school and volley ball days. They arrived Thursday morning, we left the dock around 11AM, then motor-sailed in very light winds up the bay and Choptank River to San Domingo Creek. The creek and anchorage are on the back side of St. Michaels, with a free dock nearby where you can land your dinghy and then walk a few blocks into the downtown area. St. Michaels is a small historic town with picturesque homes, shops and churches. The locals were very friendly, greeting us as we wandered around, and in one instance, inviting us into their gardens. The waterfront area includes a couple of marinas and boatyards, several B&Bs, a maritime museum, and a small park area. Our original plan was to spend 2 nights at anchor while we explored St. Michaels but the weather reports were calling for significant rain on Saturday, so we cut our visit to just Friday morning. We returned to the boat around noon, raised anchor, motor-sailed south with slightly better winds, and were back to the marina by late afternoon. We broke out the dominos game before dinner, then Chris and Ellen treated us to a very nice meal at the Ruddy Duck. Rains came as forecasted early Saturday morning, so after breakfast, we packed our guests off with promises of another trip soon, maybe in the USVIs this winter. Amy and I relaxed and binge-watched House of Cards for the rest of the day, grateful for good times with lovely friends, and a sound boat and safe harbor to shelter from the storm.