Having a 'Capital' time in Washington DC

Moonstone of Aberdour
Allan and Claire Foster
Sat 13 Jun 2015 22:07
“38:52.56N 77:01.44W”
We anchored in the Washington Channel yesterday evening after a three day slog from Hampton Virginia mainly under motor in oppressive and buggy heat.  The Potomac River was wide and featureless and with a strong ebb tide until you get near to George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon in the upper reaches.  The US military is ever present as you pass the many gunnery ranges and we saw the President's helicopter as it flew in and out of the Marines’ Quantico base.
After a very polite discussion with the Washington Marine Police we have been told we can stay at anchor for seven days and it is free!  >From here we can see the Washington Memorial on the National Mall so it’s 7 days of pure happy sight seeing ahead.