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Back in March, we saw the Yacht Capital of the World - Fort Lauderdale and this week, Annapolis, known as the sailing capital. Annapolis is amazing. Marina's abound and the historic district is right off the water next to the Naval Academy. We were surprised to find out this nationally renowned boating city's population is only 40,000. From the looks of it, there are more boats than people.
We arrived on Wednesday afternoon and settled in. We had a few things to get done while in Annapolis, like getting the transmission fluid changed and finding transportation to Washington, DC for our side trip, in addition to taking in this historic water town.
We met our slip neighbor, Dennis, who welcomed us right off and who happened to have lived in Minnesota for 29 years. We ended up doing docktails in the evening with Dennis and learned all about his sailing adventures. Great guy!
Thursday we took off early in the rain in an uber for DC. We wanted to beat rush hour and we did! Our uber driver got us all the way down by the Washington Memorial and that's where we began our walking tour of the monuments. They were spectacular and everything I had imagined. Tom has been to Washington several times (I never have), most recently with Sam as guardians on a WWII Honor Flight, so he was a great tour guide.
Most folks have been to DC, so I'll try not to bore you with too many photos...
We then headed to National Museum of American History (Smithsonian). Loved our time touring the Entrepreneurial Exhibit along with everything else in this museum. It was amazing and we spent the entire afternoon there.
Friday was spent changing transmission fluid and checking out downtown Annapolis. Below are a few shots of Annapolis....
Up next Bohemia River and the C & D Canal~
Tom & Sue Slightam
Read along as we circumnavigate the eastern half of the United States and southern Canada on the Great Loop on our boat BELLA, a Cruiser 460 Express.