In September of 2009, we spent the weekend in Annapolis, MD. Saturday morning we took a 90-minute ferry ride from Annaplolis harbor to the small town of St. Michaels on the Eastern Shore. It was a beautiful day for boat watching from the ferry. We spent a few hours in St. Michaels, ate at the Town Dock Restaurant, walked and browsed the shops in town, then took the ferry back to Annapolis where we had dinner on the porch at Middleton Tavern, which a colleague and native of Annapolis had recommended.
There was no shortage of sailboats on the Chesapeake Bay that day, from small ones to large ones and everything in between.
There were engine-powered vessels of all sizes and kinds, too.
This Bayliner Sedan Bridge looks like it’s been mounted with a sailing mast, but really that’s just the mast on a sailboat that’s hidden behind the vessel in the foreground.
When we arrived at St. Michaels, a bagpiper was waiting on the lawn in front of the lighthouse. He was there to help a ferry guest celebrate her birthday.