The trip from Solomons, MD to Annapolis was 55 miles, which is a longer day than we typically cruise. Usually 35 miles is a "nice" cruise day. We were hoping the weather would be cruiser-friendly and we were fortunate, as the wind and waves were behind us. Cruising up the Chesapeake can be nasty where the Potomac empties into the Chesapeake, but we picked a good day, though the day remained hazy.
|The West side of the Chesapeake here is beautiful. A bit hazy, but different than what we have seen so far on the Chesapeake.|
|Naval ship in the haze. We are happy for AIS. Most ships are visible...even when they are invisible. The Navy ship remains...invisible!|
|Whatever this is....we do not know. Just there!|
|Thomas Shoal Light. Pretty cool.|
As we approached Annapolis, we saw 6 freighters and one Navy vessel lined up and waiting for something. We don't know if they were waiting to go into the Annapolis Harbor or if there was some other reason.
|Chapel at the Naval Academy. More prominant than the State Capital nearby.|
|Inside isn't bad either! Big organ!|
|Tiffany did the windows.|
|Nice dorm....4000 in one dorm....pretty big place!|
|Parking lot for those using the mooring balls.|
|This restaurant (Pussers) is located directly across from the boat. Celebrate all night and keep those boaters sharp!|
|Headed to Quantico. Today he became a Marine. His Mom was mighty proud. Dad too!|
|Model as built in the 1600's. The oldest models are in the Naval Academy Museum. Incredible detail.|
|Prisoners from the French Revolution made these models out of bone. Apparently the bone was left over from dinner.|
|Don't you love a man in uniform? We saw a number of women in uniform as well.|
|Testing the food and drinks at Pussers.|
We are hoping to visit the Museum again, so you may see a Part II to the Naval Academy Museum. Tomorrow we drive our Budget car to Washington, DC, which is purported to be 40 miles away. Wayne and Ruth have not visited Washington and Jim and I love the City, so we are thrilled for tomorrow!