|Happy Birthday to me!|
Saturday morning we got underway with our sights set on Annapolis. We had some great downwind sailing and passed at least 3 regattas on the way. We weren't terribly surprised that there weren't any mooring balls available in the harbor, but there was plenty of room off the USNA quay wall so we dropped the hook and all 100' of chain in anticipation of higher winds in the afternoon. We were planning to meet some friends in town so we dropped the dinghy (exciting in a stiff breeze and chop!) only to discover that the engine wouldn't work. After some troubleshooting Frank though it was the fuel line from the gas can to the engine. We caught a water taxi (thank goodness for that service!) into town so we could meet up with our friends, try to get the part for the dinghy, and of course get ice cream! The whole gang caught the taxi back to the boat for a simple dinner of burgers.
Sunday morning Frank tried for a few hours to get the dinghy going, but it just wasn't meant to be. Even after painstakingly cleaning the carburater it wouldn't run. Seeing a few mooring balls had freed up, we decided to shift to a spot a little closer to town. The moorings in Annapolis are great! After the bit of relaxing we headed into town via the taxi again and walked amongst the crowds. It was a little much! After some treats and a nice walk we decided to head back to the boat. We just aren't into crowds like that. Frank put up the hammock, the kids got out their fishing rods, and we relaxed!
|Captain relaxing in the hammock while the 1st Mate supervises the swabbies.|
|Kiddos hanging in there during some choppy conditions.|