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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

We arrived in Knapps Narrows on the 100ft floating dock to tie up for a couple days--severe storms and winds are in the forecast so here is very protected  from all winds.The Knapps Narrows Marina has an Inn with 20 waterfront rooms,a huge pool and a great restaurant  and tiki bar.A park is near for walking the doxies and a short walk across the drawbridge into the "little town".We arrive at the restaurant and immediately order a COLD ONE and SEAFOOD lunch was great.We crossed the bridge and found a neighborhood store with home baked breads,pies and goodies and a wagon full of fresh fruits and vegetables from the farm YUM!!!!!This is a watermans village and a very close knit community most are island born and few outsiders reside here.The weather turned bad as predicted and we lost power for several hours.We fill the water tanks and get Blue Dolphin ready for the ride across the Bay to Annapolis on the Severn River.It was a later start than planned but what a great trip across.Instead of going into the busy harbor of Annapolis there are two main boating centers BACK CREEK to port as you enter from the bay and SPA CREEK in the heart of downtown in which you can anchor or moor. There is a water taxi that will pick you up at your boat and take you to any restaurant or the old waterfront historical downtown.There is also a PROVISIONS TO GO where you phone in your groceries and they are delivered to your boat---HOW COOL IS THAT!!!!!We first decide on BACK CREEK mooring there is a nature park and beach to enjoy and at the end of every street to the water is a floating dock to tie up the dinghy and walk into Annapolis.The town is so BOATER FRIENDLY!!!!WE enjoy our mooring for two days and move to Spa Creek past the NAVAL ACADEMY and historical downtown--we see the Maryland State House sitting majesticly on the hillside and lots of sailboats.Annapolis is the SAILING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.We moor in Spa Creek close to the Truxent Park which has miles of hiking trails and lots of eagles nests.The harbormaster comes to your boat each day and collects your mooring fee of $30 and will give you a lift into town if you need one.There is so much to see and do here restaurants,pubs,Pennsylvania Amish Farmers on every cobblestone street selling their farm goods and hand made Quilts,jams,jellies.Our last stop is Weems Creek where the Navy has moorings for the fleet during a hurricane otherwise the moorings are free first come first serve.Weems Creek is in West Annapolis and has a great gourmet store GRAULS so we walk into town and stock up on all the goodies.It has been very hot and lots of storms,tornadoes and wind and so far we have been on top of the weather and made good decisions on where to be when.Today we will cross the bay to Rockhall,Md to get closer to Georgetown for our next adventure with the motor coach.Weather is suppose to worsen later today so hopefully we will have a comfortable ride on the bay.
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