Chris and Penny Manley
Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:21
Wednesday 20th September – Tuesday 26th September 2017
St Michaels is a small town on the eastern side of the Chesapeake Bay. It is quite a long way in from the bay – about 11 miles, along a well marked channel. The town has several small marinas, a grocery store that was closing down, numerous restaurants, and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
The following day Ian and Gerry arrived so we went and had dinner in the Crab Claw restaurant. The following day we went to the Maritime Museum. It sits in an 18 acre waterfront complex with a builder’s boatshed, restored Chesapeake work boats, an old screwpile light house, plus and exhibition of the 1812 war against the British, information about oyster etc.
At the weekend there was the Classic Car show in the grounds of the museum and the Inn at Perry Cabin, which we went to. The entrance fee was $50 each, which we thought was a bit steep but there were certainly some very beautiful restored cars on show.
We stayed a couple more days and then decided to head back to Annapolis to attend the Salty Dawg seminar, see the Annapolis Sailing boat show, and also go to the OCC Fall Dinner in Annapolis.
Replica of Captain John Smith’s boat that he used to explore the Chesapeake
Guns for hunting ducks!