Home Port: Wilmington, Delaware
|Such beautiful details.|
|I want to drink coffee on the stern of this boat. Even if it looks a bit like Disney World.|
Home Port: New London, Connecticut
Gazela (with the USCGC Eagle behind her)
Home Port: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
El Galeón Andalucía
Home Port: Seville, Spain
|I'm pretty sure that's not the safest way to add a tire fender.|
USNS Choctaw County
This massive beast looks more like a building than a ship. Then again, it is an entire "county." The ship looks like raw metal but they said they don't plan to paint her because of the weight of the paint. This 338 foot ship can cruise at 43 knots (that's twice the speed of my "tiny" 46 foot vessel).
|Imagine needing fenders this large!|
|Even if they aren't going to paint the rest of the ship, it's nice to see they are fans of Derek Jeter.|
|The Choctaw County was well protected.|
Baltimore felt a bit like Miami with mega yachts everywhere!
All Baltimore Marine Center marinas were completely booked for the weekend. I'm sure every other marina in the city had the same good fortune. Those that could not get a slip, or chose to come just for the day, anchored outside the Blue Angels restricted zone for the airshow. Many thanks to my friend Dawn who shared this photo. I've never seen this many boats outside of Fort McHenry.
Stay tuned for one more post this week about the fireworks and festival atmosphere.