More from Annapolis
Position 38:57.46N 076:31.70W
Date 1200 – Monday 6 June 2011 (UTC -4)
After the close of the OCC Rally we stayed a few days
in Crab Creek,
Saturday morning early was completely windless and quiet. The early bird catches the photograph.
Saturday was spent visiting the local West Marine chandlery whilst the ladies hit Safeway all courtesy of Sid Shaw. The day somehow passed quickly and we finished with a BYO barbeque with Andrew and Celia of Alice; real American steak.
On Sunday Wolfgang Reuter, whose house is on Crab
Creek and who hosted the end of Rally Party offered to take us on a tour of the
The Academy has a great site on a peninsula facing the
old part of
Somewhere at the end of this hall is an excellent cafeteria.
Despite the heightened security that has existed since 9/11 visitors who have to be ID’d on the way in are free to wander around the campus.
I found it strange how many similarities there were to
our military academy at
In a pew towards the front was a candle that has been lit ceremonially at each service since the Vietnam War to commemorate those officers from the Academy who have yet to return from active service; and of course never will.
In the crypt is a mausoleum to a hero of the war of
We finished our tour with a visit to the excellent museum, a walk around the marine design faculty and a walk around the sea wall to view the Academy’s fleet of offshore yachts.
On our return to the boats it was a quick turn around
and we jointly hosted Wolfgang and Gemma for supper on board
The ladies present:
And the gentlemen
Oh horror, we both ended up wearing the same shirt. Honest! this was not deliberate.
A final photograph – Caduceus at rest: