People often ask how I like living on a boat in Baltimore. I tell them that I feel like I live at a resort: there are always people around, the views are fantastic, and I have easy access to Federal Hill and the rest of Baltimore. The marina staff is wonderful; I hope they don't mind that I keep bringing them homemade treats to thank them for being so kind and helpful.
I've already posted pictures of the view from our urban marina. Here are scenes from everything else.
Harborview Marina is basically a double-gated community. The front gate is open when the marina office or the Tiki Bar are open, otherwise you need a marina pass to open it. You also need a marina pass to get onto any of the docks. The view from the front gate:
|The main promenade is stationary. The docks on either side are floating.|
|This quiet pool is nestled between some of the townhouses in the community.|
|The pool in the floating barge at the end of the marina is a little more active with a bar and grill.|
|The Tiki Barge Bar is attached to the pool and has some of the best views of Baltimore.|
|Sorso Café serves up coffee, sandwiches, gelato, and sells beer and wine. They have frequent nights with live music and a weekend omelet bar.|
|Sorso's menu board.|
|I can vouch for the Avocado filled with Crab Meat at Tabrizi's.|
|Many brides choose to have their ceremony on Tabrizi's outdoor patio.|
|The Raw Barge is already here and scheduled to open sometime in 2014.|
|There is a crew currently working on the Tower so please forgive the scaffolding in the picture. This area is normally much more bright and airy.|
|The view from the gym without the construction equipment.|
|I've spent many hours running along this walkway that is a favorite for those training for their next race.|
|I recently listened to ZZ Top and the Steve Miller Band from the boat.|