Saturday, August 3, 2013
Hampton, VA to Cambridge, MD (July 2013)
Randy and Barb continued down river with us to attend an informal Looper gathering at Corinthian Yacht Club.
Our plan with Barb and Randy had been to move to St. Mary's on Friday for the Baroque concert, but it was just too hot to anchor so we went across the river to Olverson's Marina. As it turned out, Fred Olverson always takes his boat over to the concert and offered to take us along. Once the sun dipped below the horizon things cooled down enough for us to enjoy the concert, but it was sure nice to come back to an air conditioned boat.
While there, Jim loaned us his truck so we could attend the last concert at St. Mary's. We've finally learned where to sit and the evening was much cooler. The orchestra had been cut down to the Big Band group for the occasion and played lots of the popular big band favorites including - Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, the Blues Brothers (!) and of course, Sleigh Ride. Evidently Sleigh Ride is always the last number of the season - and this year it was done Big Band style!
After a few days in Solomons where we attended pot-luck dinner with MTOA members, we moved across the bay to Cambridge, MD. A few years ago we'd met Dave and Vicki (Nellie D.) at an anchorage and then we saw them this spring in Edenton. Both times they invited us to visit them at their home dock on Church Creek in Cambridge. We'd liked them both right away and were intrigued by the story of the house they were building - and they were offering free dockage which we seldom pass up. After a little trouble finding the right dock, we spotted Nellie D. and Dave and Vicki. We plowed through a little mud, got tied up and plugged in, and went up to the house.
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