We then moved on to more important things such as visiting the ice cream shop next to the dock! It was here that Lisa met a very helpful young girl who offered to drive her to a grocery store once she got off work. Catherine (sorry if I mispelled it) was a great help and we wish her the best of luck with her ambitions to open a bakery in New York City.
Lisa and Delaney then went for a walk around town while Mitch and I got on the bikes and visited the C&D Canal Museum (very cool).
The town of Chesapeake City was really neat, all the houses date back to the mid-1800's and have been restored and maintained. They all have names, typically of the original owners, as well as the date they were built.
Before heading out for dinner, we did a little survey of our 3 Most Favourite and Least Favourite things about living aboard/cruising.
Lisa Most Favourite: 1. Anchoring out 2. Swimming off the boat 3. Having a family supper every night
Least Favourite: 1. Running out of ice 2. Refrigeration issues 3. Mark always being busy
Mark Most Favourite: 1. Spending time with my family 2. Time on the water 3. Seeing new places and faces
Least Favourite: 1. Fixing things on the boat 2. Our smelly head 3. Lifting the outboard on and off the dinghy
Delaney Most Favourite: 1. Staying in nice anchorages 2. Having fun swimming 3. Exploring new places
Least Favourite: 1. Getting seasick 2. No TV 3. No ice cream
Mitchell Most Favourite: 1. I got to start the dinghy engine 2. Nice showers 3. Not getting seasick
Least Favourite: 1. No steak and asparagus 2. Can't wakeboard on mom's board 3. I can't think of a third thing.
While we were looking for a place to eat, we came across this fellow sitting in front of his house. I am terrible with names, but we stood and chatted with him for about 20 minutes. He has lived in Chesapeake City his whole life, but also has had a place on Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick for 50 years. I am sure he has seen alot of changes in the town over the years but he still had only good things to say about it. I spotted a print of the washed-out main deck on an old sailing ship that I bought for $10.00 (including the frame). It's jammed up in the main cabin on the boat waiting for our return home.
Looking for a place for supper we wound up at the Tap Room. We ordered a dozen crabs and had a feast!!
After a great meal we headed back to the boat, kids straight to bed, adults sharing a nice bottle of wine (No Box-o-Vino tonight, we actually had wine out of a bottle!!).
This morning we were off early, going south again as we entered the Chesapeake Bay. Right now we are anchored in Still Pond Creek, a nice little anchorage perfectly suited for our shallow draft catamaran (we are in 5' of water now, but saw 2.6' at one point).
If the weather co-operates we will be off for Annapolis in the morning.
The Crew of "Why Are we Getting Water in the Port Hull and Can't Get it out of the Starboard Galley Sink??"