The Diplomat Inn Oceanfront
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... for poor visibility we were ducking in and out of the channel to avoid Navy traffic.
During the trip down anything that wasn't fastened down below ended up on the floor in the salon. Left Annapolis at 2 Monday and arrived at Top Rack Marina at about 2 this afternoon. Rewarded ourselves with a great dinner out at the Amber Lantern Restaurant. Early to bed. Up at 5:30 tomorrow to get underway at first light.
... that fresh salt air. There's miles of beach & you could see the 23 Mile long Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. An interesting sight as the bridge stops at a man made island in the middle of the bay where it becomes a tunnel for a while, then the bidge starts again & continues to the other side!
Now its getting dark at 5pm, BBQing has to be done by flashlight!!
We found some interesting shells ...
... very sweet people.Then got geared up to grab lunch (delicious mexican food) and pick up Joel to head to the beach! When we got to Joel's, we got to meet his mother, she was such a sweetheart, and funny. She showed me an old picture of Joel from highschool when he had a goofy jew-fro it was hilarious. Once we loaded up the car with balls, games, and drinks we ventured to the beach. It was so nice, the water was warm but a little rapid. I might have lost my top due to ...
... totally skunked. But on day 3 after the wind returned we were making good time with full mainsail and genoa in SW winds of 12-16, producing boat speed of 6 to 9 kts. Not long after dawn we hooked some sort of billfish – identified by seeing the head and bill break water – but we never positively identified it as it soon escaped via a broken hook. Next, we brought a nice mahi all the way ...
... Seashore State Park which parallels the highway for several miles. We stop for a look at an empty beach parking lot and walk a path across a wide dune area and out onto a very beautiful BIG, wide and long deserted beach. Ive been on lots of beaches all over the world, but this is truly one of the most impressive. We had it all to ourselves today, and with the unseasonably warm weather it was worth the stop.
Continuing on we cross ...