When we weren't surrounded by marsh, we had houses on one side (the back side of the barrier islands) and marsh on the other. As usual I took too many pictures of houses (see picasa if you're interested). I'll just show you the two extremes here.
Of course there was everything in between.
Our trolley stopped to allow us a tour of the interior of the Emlen Physick Estate, a Stick Style mansion attributed to Frank Furness, built in 1879. It's always interesting to see the Victorian interiors. One ceiling had seven different wallpaper patterns on it! Unfortunately, no photos allowed of the interior.
One house had an unkempt yard, and wasn't anything much to look at, but it did have unusual yard art. We didn't think the rusty toaster was picture worthy, but I liked the dragonfly sculptures made from ceiling fan blades!
Unfortunately, Rocky wasn't with us when we passed this doggie rest stop.
Sunday we made the big trek again so Joe could go to church. The Catholic church is actually one of the newer buildings in the historic section. It was built in the early 1900's. Joe was especially impressed with the intricate carvings in the altar area.
From Cape May we had an uneventful trip up the Delaware, through the canal and into the Chesapeake. The really memorable part was our 6:30am departure to take advantage of favorable tides!
We anchored in the Sassafras River near Georgetown and Galena on the eastern shore. Back in the old days Joe used to hunt in that area and he was flooded with memories. It is a beautiful setting so with small craft warnings posted for the bay we decided to spend two nights. The sunsets and full moon were incredible!
Then we were off to represent our boat builder, Mirage, in the Solomons Trawlerfest as their big boat couldn’t make it in time. As we arrived at the show, the wind was – as Joe puts it – FRISKY. Luckily, the Mirage salesman, Eric, was on hand to take over docking the boat.
|Sue (GH37 owner), Punk, Rocky, Joe, Eric the sales guy|
We left Calvert Marina Monday morning and moved to the other side of Solomons to tie up at Zahniser’s Marina to have a transmission replaced. We are hopeful that Yanmar will honor the warranty, however they are dragging their corporate feet so far. They will make a determination of coverage and course of action after they examine the transmission - which could take up to 2 weeks as everything is shipped ground to them. Paul, our mechanic, says it’s a bad transmission and should be replaced under warranty. Hopefully, he is correct . Instead of waiting for the determination, Joe asked for a new transmission to be sent while they make up their mind so we can get underway and join the group cruise up the Potomac. Best case scenario is they credit us for the new transmission. Worst case, deny it and we buy it. In between could be they decide to rebuild ours under warranty - then we end up with the new one(at $3000) and a spare. As Joe threatened our son, we will boat until broke, then move in with him! (We did mention that he just quit his job and is leaving for China, right?) If you'd like to see more pictures, follow the link to our picasa albums: http://picasaweb.google.com/joseph.pica. (it's not always updated at the same time as this one, but I catch up eventually!)