|Wendy, Radeen and Craig leaving the creek|
We were treated to LIVE music and beautiful singing by Craig playing his traveling guitar. Then we realized we were the only boat in the harbor with LIVE MUSIC onboard. Thank you, Craig! After a wonderful home cooked meal by Wendy, we enjoyed a trip to town and the crazy crowded streets of a holiday weekend. We were happy to return to the peacefulness of Island Spirit for a restful night.
Sunday, with thunderstorms in the forecast we braved the Chesapeake Bay crossing back to Rock Hall expecting to have no sailing winds. We hoisted sails in the Annapolis Harbor and motored out to the Spider where we killed the motor and had a wonderful beam reach sail under the center span and up to Kent Island. There we then took another gybe downwind to the Patapsco River. Then we had a fast reach back across the bay directly to the Rock Hall Harbor. The winds built to a high of 18 knots and we were treated to yet another unexpected day of great sailing!
Arriving in the Rock Hall Harbor, we dropped anchor off the Sailing Emporium where we set up for a BBQ with Rob and Debbie in anticipation of the massive fireworks display. They arrived with the #1 treat anyone can bring to a boat....ICE CREAM and warm blueberry cobbler! UNREAL....so, Wendy suggested and everyone agreed that it would only be right that we should have this BEFORE the BBQ, as we would not want the ice cream to melt or the cobbler to cool. WHAT A FIRST COURSE!
After the traditional BBQ of hamburgers on the grill, we enjoyed the fireworks over the harbor and the colorful reflections on the water. Thank you, good friends, Wendy & Craig and Debbie & Rob for making this July 4th a special celebration with great friends. We had a blast...
|Rough sailing days on Island Spirit|
|The girls visiting on the deck|
|Craig is a great sailor and loves to sail|
|Great friends, Rob & Debbie. (Rob commissioned Island Spirit!)|
|Craig, Hayden and Rob....great friends|
|Fireworks over the bow in the harbor|
|At the 4th of July Parade|
|Everyone loves a parade...even CRABBY the CRAB|