Saturday, July 12
|As we approached Kedges Strait this beautiful workboat, Lori Robin, passed us. |
Workboats are much prettier in this area of the Chesapeake Bay.
|Kedges Strait is a relatively deep passage between Smith Island on the south and Marsh Island to the |
north. Kedges Strait Lighthouse marks a shoal off the north end of Smith Island. From the
background, you can see the low elevation of these islands.
|Motoring for hours on end can get pretty boring. I have a nice comfortable helm seat |
and all my instruments are located right in the cockpit.
|I have anchored off the Strand in Oxford many times in my |
sailing life--it's almost like home to me.
It got very cool in the evening as I slept on the foredeck under a blanket--Maggie slept in the v-berth. The moon was full and it was a very beautiful evening and night. It started to rain lightly during the night and I had to scurry around gathering up my bedding from outside and closing hatches.
Sunday, July 13
|At lunchtime we rowed the dinghy to the beach and then walked into town.|
|The Strand is a road that runs along a small anchorage area with the Tred Avon |
on the left and beautiful homes on the right.
|Morris Street is lined with many beautiful old homes like this one.|
|No discussion about Oxford would be complete without a mention about the Robert Morris Inn. |
Robert Morris was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. This is
a well preserved and beautiful historic inn.
|The restaurant we chose for lunch used to be called Pier Street Restaurant--it has been upgraded |
recently and it is now called The Masthead at Pier Street Marina. Eating outside was
cool and breezy and the food was excellent!