Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Into the Chesapeake


October 15, 2008 - Annapolis MD, United States

To continue North into the Chesapeake Bay we used the Dismal Swamp Canal.

The dismal swamp

Very pleasant despite its name, probably more dismal for the slaves who dug it.
We also enjoyed traversing the only lock on the waterway.

Locking through the Dismal swamp

Once into the Chesapeake bay we sailed to Annapolis to a large boat show.

Annapolis sunset

On leaving Annapolis we had the pleasure on sailing with the annual Chesapeake Bay schooner race.

Schooner race Annapolis

Schooner race Annapolis

We saw some beautiful old boats, including this one, probably Kieran's next !

Schooner race Annapolis

Work continued on the boat, with Barney mostly under the engine ( look carefully )

Barney under the engine

And Diane created a beautiful leather wheel cover from a small cow.

Di sewing our new wheel cover

As the weather got colder Diane dressed up in some fetching new accessorise.

It gets chilly in the Chesapeake in October

Soon it was time to put the boat to bed and head back to the alps.
We lifted the boat to store in a yard in Deltaville Virginia.

Lifting in Deltaville