38 19.93 N 076 27.42 W
|Along the Pungo-Alligator|
|Traveling up the Alligator River |
in the company of tug
pulling a dredge and barge.
|At anchor in Mill Creek|
We decided that Solomon’s
Island would be a good place to “park” the boat for awhile while we drove north to visit family and friends and take care of overdue doctor and dentist appointments. We made reservations at Calvert Marina and decided to take the monthly rate – 30 days for the price of 10! It was great to be able to plug in and turn on the AC again since temps have been in the upper 90’s for the most part.
Friday morning 6/3 we loaded the cats and us into the rental car and headed up to
for Veronica and Jay’s (Kathy’s son and daughter in law) baby shower on Sunday. On Saturday we decided to surprise Mark’s family by driving up to his sister’s house in Wilmington, DE for his niece’s graduation party. After a lovely baby shower at Carmel, NY Longwood Gardens on Sunday afternoon and nice visit with family we drove back to Solomon’s Island on Monday 6/6. We turned in to rental car on Tuesday and settled into “marina life” until our next road trip. The marina pool has become an every-afternoon event for a refreshing dip.
|Carina docked at Calvert Marina|
|The marina pool is becoming |
an every afternoon visit. As you
can see - we have it all to ourselves
On Friday 6/10 we rented a pickup truck for the purpose of finally picking up our new dinghy in
. We had lunch with friends and fellow Manta owners, Scott and Tina Ligon and their grandson before heading over to Maritime Solutions and loading the 10.5’ AB aluminum hull RIB into the back of the truck. Annapolis
We traded in the truck for another car on Saturday morning and set out for
Connecticut with a quick lunch/pit stop at Jay and Veronica’s in . We arrived in Windsor, CT (Mark’s parent’s house) late afternoon to begin a hectic but enjoyable ten days making the rounds visiting family, friends and taking care of annual medical and dental needs. The cats really enjoyed their stay at “grandma and grandpa’s” as they had the run of the house and two more people to spoil them. Wilmington
|The new dinghy! At 125 lbs |
the aluminum hull is still light
enough to not add excessive
weight. It rides so nice !
|View of Solomons, MD from the|
Patuxent River Bridge.