Month-long Sailing Trip: Baltimore
(actually, the neighborhood of Canton)
--Blogpost written by Bob
Friday, July 25
In the morning it was very windy, blowing 10 to 15 knots out of the north and it was cold (61 degrees F). It was windy all night long too and the wind kept blowing off our mosquito nets and the mooring line created an irregular clanging sound as it rubbed against the anchor all night. It was not a very restful night for me but Maggie slept like a rock.
|We might be overdoing this obsession for quiche for breakfast while underway. Maggie served it up a little differently this morning--with watermelon and our newly acquired boat plates.|
The distance from Havre de Grace to Still Pond is only about 17 nautical miles. The wind died soon after we got through the channel, so we ended up motoring the whole way to Still Pond. I have added an addendum to our Still Pond blogpost to describe what we did in Still Pond this afternoon.
Saturday, July 26
The distance to Anchorage Marina in Baltimore is 28 nautical miles. As we approached Baltimore, the skies began to clear up.
|The Craighill Channel Lower Front Range Lighthouse is located just off North Point as |
you enter the Potapsco River from the north. It was built in 1873.
|We entered the Potapsco River just north of the ship's channel and |
went under the Key Bridge (shown above).
|The first things you notice coming into Baltimore Harbor are the big ships in the industrial waterfront, |
large office buildings, and huge marinas. The waterfront looks complicated and massive.
|Fort McHenry defended Baltimore during the War |
of 1812. It looks so small and insignificant from the water.
|Anchorage Marina is a condominium marina--most of the slips are owned by individuals |
who use them or rent them out through the marina office or otherwise.
|We were able to get a very desirable slip on the outside |
of P Dock--it cost us $90 per night.
|Saturday night was windy and cool, thankfully. I would imagine |
it could be quite hot here this time of year.
Sunday, July 27
As we have done for other places we've visited, we are including some images of the neighborhood of Canton in Baltimore, where we are berthed for this leg of this trip.
|In more recent times, Canton has undergone gentrification as town homes, condominiums, |
and large marinas occupy the waterfront where waterfront industries once thrived.
|This is a typical street in Canton away from the waterfront. The two-story town homes |
are usually very old and have been nicely renovated.
|This is one of the best bakeries in the area--it is located on the square in Canton. After dinner, |
we picked up dessert at Vaccaro's--it was absolutely delicious!
|With only a few days to go until this trip is over, we still haven't used the |
mainsheet traveler or the main sail for that matter. We've used
the jib a lot though. I'm hoping we do a lot more
sailing during the remaining days.