Unlike our last trip to St. Michaels, we did have to pay attention to the Kent Narrows Drawbridge schedule. I appreciate promptness and this bridge keeps a tight schedule, unfortunately for us, we missed the 10:30am slot by three minutes. No problem, we weren't in a rush, we just hung out waiting for 11:00am. Doug mentioned that he took the time to learn more about how the boat handles in a current while waiting. Over the next 30 minutes, eight boats lined up waiting (five heading southbound and three going north). We were the first boat in the line heading south and we are aware of the "rule" that boats traveling with the current have the right of way in this situation but we weren't sure if the boats on the other side would comply. A kind (or perhaps seasoned) mariner on the northbound side saved us from any worry by announcing over the radio that boats heading southbound were traveling with the current and we should all take the lead. I need to remember that for the future if I'm ever the boat heading against the current.
|The parade of southbound boats after passing under the bridge.|
This town is fun because it is filled with cute shops and restaurants. We were excited to have lunch at Gina's Café again this year. The food is amazing, the margaritas are tasty, and the place is wonderfully eclectic.
|The cozy bar.|
|The fun décor.|
|The Preppy Redneck|
|Yes, those are actual red solo cups on top of candle holders.|
The Crab Claw. The tide was really high and we were practically in the water:
|I'm still trying to decide if I should throw this fish back. :)|
|Yes, boating friends, that is a West Marine bag.|