Wednesday, September 25, 2013

September 22, 2013 Canoe Neck Creek to St. Mary's River

Back at the Canoe Neck Creek area for anchorage for the night.  We think it's beautiful and serene here.

Up and going and back to cruisin' the next morning.

Smooth seas today!

Fish nets...



Passing a little church along the way...the old colonial churches are charming!



We are beginning to see a lot more sailboats on the Chesapeake!

Interesting homes along the way too!

We are traveling up the St. Mary's River, to St. Mary's, MD.  We'll be anchoring in Horseshoe Bend for a couple of nights.

Anchored in the "Bend". 

The sailing center of St. Mary's College.


We took the dinghy to St. Mary's College sailing center and then got off for a short walk to the campus.  The College is a public honors college - a liberal arts school - one of the tops in the nation.  The campus was very nice with many colonial touches. 

Not the Seattle Seahawks, but the St. Mary's College Seahawks.

We went to the campus market for a few basic provisions which included a snack for Ron.

More campus scenery.

Flowers still in bloom.


Adjacent to the college campus is the 1676 "Statehouse" part of St. Mary's historic village.

Stopping by another quaint church.

The Ark and the Dove were two ships that first landed colonists in Maryland.  A replica of the Dove is docked at the foot of the hill of the historic village.


Another campus building - the Calvert building.


The Episcopal church's cemetery overlooking the water...yes, that's Spirit Journey way in the distance.

We always enjoy churches' architectures.


Azaleas, mums and other flora all blossoming at the same time!

Heading back to the boat...

Darn it, we missed the chicken dinner today...

This is the little house and 'drive thru' where you pick-up your chicken dinners.




Sailboats resting at the sailing center...

A friend resting outside the sailing center...


This is the replica of The Dove.  It is AMAZING to us the stamina, dedication and determination early colonists had to travel 90+ days enroute to the new land on these sizes and types of ships. 

We have been blessed with exquisite sunsets.  And, the days and nights are getting cooler...

we're noticing leaves starting to turn...

Sweet dreams...

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