We depart Baltimore heading back south along the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake. It’s only a matter of a hours before we realize we have an engine problem. Then the problems keep coming as we continue south, ultimately proving the most challenging three weeks we’ve had since starting this cruising adventure as the Ladies Luck and Doom engage in combat. Despite it all we still see some great towns and enjoy new stops in the Chesapeake Bay.
Cruising the Mid-Atlantic
We spend a week in Washington DC with visiting family, then head back down the Potomac and up to Baltimore. Stops range from a peaceful anchorage to small remote marinas to the very nautical and familiar town of Annapolis.
It’s summer on the Chesapeake for us! We start with a visit to Smithfield VA on the James River, then spend 4th of July in Hampton before heading up the western side of the Chesapeake to the Potomac River. Colonial and Civil War history abounds, as well as personal history for us, as we make our way along this first leg of our Tour de Chesapeake up to Washington DC.
We return to the very familiar Hampton Roads area, setting up shop for a month plus stay to go through the Life Maintenance Checklist. We also spend a week at the Looper Rendezvous in Norfolk. Click the Google Map button below to open the map in a separate window. There you can zoom in/out, and
After the three very different towns that we stopped in around thee Albemarle Sound, we had a few more days left to get back to Hampton Roads. Officially, there were three stops we didn’t make. Two were just restaurants that had a dock and allowed boats to stay overnight if patronizing their place – which
We stopped in three different small towns in our second week of this cruise, and between them they covered a broad spectrum of the several dimensions of small towns – culture, history, and economics. Four towns if you throw in our stay at Albemarle Plantation, an affluent country club golf community that is sort of
After over a month in a marina and getting some work done on the boat (that’s a whole other post), we were afflicted with wanderlust again and so we are taking a couple weeks to cruise The Albemarle Loop. All the stops are historic, or quaint, known for nature on display, or a combination of
Part Two of our Chesapeake Bay Cruise! Following the first half where we moved north along the western side of the Bay, the second half was a return south along the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia. After the larger and more touristy Yorktown, Solomons, and Annapolis, this side of the Chesapeake. Quieter but still
I’m going to try something new. I have a lot of photos, so thought I’d do more of a Photo Blog – pictures of where we’ve been with any stories that might go with them, but maybe not necessarily connected by a theme or anything. Just random stuff from the places we go and the