Yesterday was a boat move and lunch day! The boat due to the rough nature of winter on boats sits on land all winter long. We wander down to Shady Side Maryland where the boat is wintered and then head to our new Marina. We had spent the last two years at Annapolis Landing, just outside of Annapolis Maryland. This year we were heading a little future south. In part to have a less crowded boating experience, in part to try something new. When we got to the marina, the boat wasn’t quite ready, so we headed out for lunch. There are several restaurants around the area of Shady Side. Some of them are right on the water and offer wonderful food and views.
We had talked for a long time about going to Pirates Cove in the town of Galesville Maryland. My Yelp Review is here. There was a projected storm expected for the mid-afternoon. We were hoping we would get the boat, and not have to wait until Saturday or Sunday to move the boat. It is not wise to move a boat during a storm unless you have to. Luckily we were able to move the boat right after lunch! My wife drove the car from Shady Side to the new Marina. I took the boat across the inlet. It was interesting that I was going about three miles to get from the storage location to the new Marina. It was more than 24 miles by car. The advantage of being able to go as the crow flies.
It was nice to be back on the water again. I felt free for the 25 minutes it took me to cross the inlet and wander around the new Marina a bit (I wasn’t quite sure where our new slip was). It was a brisk day (around 68 for a high), and by the time I had made it across the inlet, the wind had begun to pick up. In fact, as I pulled into the slip, the wind was pushing us around a lot. We got all set, tied the boat up and headed to the car. By the time we got to the main road, it had started to rain. It managed to rain all the way home. But the second line of storms that had been predicted didn’t come. We ended up making it home after getting to ride through a fairly nasty thunderstorm.