Sunday, May 22, 2011

Deltaville VA to Solomons Island MD

 This is the Smith Point light
 Not sure what this cargo ship is carrying but its big and was 2 miles away from us.
 This is the Lookout Point light at the entrance of the Potomac River it is ranked the 21st largest in the nation, the mouth of the river is nearly 10 miles across and a trip up it is 107 miles to Washington DC.  We hope to make this trip next time as you should allow at least a week or 2 to properly visit the area.
 This is the Drum Point light
 The cliffs that mark the entrance of the Patuxent River that leads you to the main harbor in the Solomons Island.  This where we take a port turn to our marina for a night or 2.

We were wondering about this ship off in the distance, come to find out it is used for training exercises for the military.  Which means they bomb it!

It was a beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay our 60 mile trip from Deltaville to Solomon Harbor Marina was about as smooth as it gets on the Bay.  It was a bit cool in the morning starting out but we slowly started to shed clothes as the day went on, by the time we reached our destination it was shorts and sleeveless once again.  We chose this marina because our new looper friends Capt. Chappy and Twyla on Nauti Nell were here.  They were our week long dockmates at Norfolk and are from Joplin MO.  Once tied to the dock, boat washed it was time for cocktails, a dinghy ride in the harbor with Mike and Twyla and dinner at Boomerang's.  This marina is part of the Holiday Inn and they had an outdoor bar with entertainment that we could enjoy from our boat the woman singing was fantastic and the drinks aboard were cheap.

Twyla and Mike aka Capt. Chappy aboard Nauti Nell

1 comment:

Anne said...

If you come into Baltimore, we may still be at Inner Harbor East Marina. It's a great place from which to visit Baltimore, and a great facility as well. They have a two nights paid, third free deal, but if you plan to be there for more than five days, it's cheaper to pay the monthly rate. So we don't have to leave until June 15, but I'm sure it we'll depart before then.