Thursday, July 4, 2013

The start of a fabulous 4th

We kicked off our Independence Day celebration on the 3rd, goofing off at the beach, grilling with the neighbors, and taking in the spectacular HHS fireworks from the upper deck of Renaissance Lady.

A nice sail up the bay put us in Annapolis for their show on the 4th.  One word--crowded!  I always love hanging out in a busy anchorage in 15kt breezes with folks who have never used their tiny anchor and nylon rode outside of a protected cove!  The highlights...not-so-discreetly pulling out the fenders as a small runabout tried to anchor on our starboard side, saying in a rather conversational tone "excuse me, but I think you're dragging" to two guys in the cockpit of a sailboat mere feet from our bow, and the winner--the guy with a petite wife and two kids in a Grady White, who dropped the anchor with his good arm that wasn't in a sling and then assured us he would keep an eye on our rode ~5' from his prop, which he kept engaging since he was dragging.  Despite all that "fun" the show was great!