Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pictures we missed. Enjoy.

Norm is showing off the neat birthday card he received from his grandsons, Jake and Evan.  Coooool, huh?

While anchoring in the Tred Avon River, we HAD to go to the Robert Morris Inn and try the crabcakes that James Mitchner made famous.   So, Mike, Fran, Roger Vicki and Norm dingyed over to Oxford.  Unfortunately, Roger's mate, Lisa, had to return to work that day.  The crabcakes were fantastic and we all raved about them--only to find out upon our departure, that the restaurant was under new ownership and the crabcake recipie was not the "world famous" recipie that James Mitchner enjoyed.  Oh well, they were great in our minds--and on our tounges.


Not to be outdone by the "Inn", we decided to find our own crabs.  So, we broke out the chicken necks, rods and reels and began to crab off Mike and Fran's boat, Dauntless.  We were very sucessful. 

Fran and Mike steamed them up in this steamer and got the mallets out for "slammin" those shells.



Mike, Fran and Norm picked until their stomachs were full. (Vicki does not like to pick crab.) Vicki added cole slaw and another side and we were "a-feastin".  Unfortunately, Rober had to anchor up and depart for Baltimore to be with family.  Too bad Rog, you missed a great fresh crab lunch.




After sad goodbyes to Mike, Fran and Roger, we were off to Harrington Harbor, North, MD to visit with Ed and Connie Dooley.  Of course a couple of meals were had and Ed and Connie gave us the tour of Chesapeake Beach and Deale, MD, very nice towns with tons of boats and boaters.  Thanks Ed and Connie--we're looking forward to catching up again with you later this year.  You can see what I mean about the number of boats.  See the video below.


video

Ciao for now.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Back to Summit North Marina, Bear, DE

Our final route for this leg of our adventure:  Oxford, MD to Bear, DE (Summit North Marina-our home).
Home-bound route

As I write this, we are still cruising up the Chesapeake Bay to the Elk River and the C&D Canal.  Expect to arrive Summit North Marina at 1100.  We departed Tolchester at 0600 to catch favorable currents.   Tolchester was a kinda nice surprise.  The docks and facilities are needing some repair, but they are working on that.  A lot of slips are covered and last years heavy snows collapased a couple of them.  (Hence, our reasons for going SOUTH in the winter.)  But, there is a nice pool, restaurant, tiki bar (w/food) by the beach, a beach with lots of dry drift wood for bonfires, some maintenance facilities and nice people.  (VERY PROTECTED MARINA)  We met a new Defever couple, Steve and Anna Keiser aboard their new-to-them 49 Motor Yacht, "Journey". (That's the 44+5 for we older Defever members).  Nice 2006 model.  They joined us for cocktails aboard Tide Hiker and we got acquainted.  Very nice Philadelphians--hope we run into them again on the water.

IMPORTANT:  WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO UPLOAD PICTURES BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT HAD GOOD CONNECTIONS.  WE WILL BE UPLOADING ALL THE PICTURES FROM OUR MOST RECENT CRUISES SOON.  WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN AND IF INTERESTED, YOU CAN GO BACK TO THOSE SECTIONS AND SEE THEM.  Caio, for now.