We are having an absolute ball in Cambridge, MD on the Eastern shore not so much because Cambridge is a hip, exciting spot (it's so not) but because of the wonderful company!!! We met back up with the September Song crew as well as Norm, Vicki and Vicki's mom on Tide Hiker and are having a reunion of old friends and cruising buddies!!
We pulled into the Cambridge free dock on Monday afternoon after a beautiful steam down and across the Bay from Baltimore - and found a couple friendly faces alongside to grab our lines - thanks Stephanie and Bob!! September Song was across the way at the marina taking on some water after being out on anchor for awhile but they walked over to meet us - it's always great to see friends at the dock when you pull in!! We knew Tide Hiker wasn't far behind us as we had heard Captain Norm on the VHF radio informing the coast guard of the location of a floating tree (I'd say that was a hazard to navigation!) - the funniest part of eavesdropping on the exchange was the coast guard's and then Norm's inability to get the name of his boat right (High Tiker, Tide Hiker - what's the difference?? - we actually got called Guppies in Paradise the other day so we know how it goes.....) Anyways, soon enough Tide Hiker was pulling in and we were there to catch their lines along with another couple they had just met at an MTOA rendezvous who offered them the use of their car (which we are going to take advantage of today!) - aren't cruisers great!!
No sooner were lines secured and the chaff guard on (we're against a cement wall so we need to protect our lines from rubbing against the rough cement), when it seemed we were all aboard High Tiker meeting Vicki's mom, catching up and with adult libations in hand munching on apps up on the flybridge.
The next day we were all there to catch September Song's lines after saving their spot from a little tug that wanted to join us on the wall!
www.specialshit.com. Outside of the rundown downtown area, Cambridge has some beautiful old churches, stately homes and cute historic buildings - Cambridge which is located in Dorchester County was the home of Harriet Tubman who played such a major role in the Underground Railroad that helped slaves travel to freedom in the north during the mid-1800s.
Doug and I decided to try out the local watering hole across the bridge called Portsides - pretty tasty nachos and draft beers for $1.75 (and it wasn't even happy hour yet - at happy hour which we plan to hit today, beers are $1 - have I mentioned I love the south?? I know, I know - technically we're not in the south anymore but we sure as heck aren't in Boston anymore!)
We just got back from grabbing some Good Shit (it was so good last night that we couldn't resist!) and some Wickles (wickedly delicious pickles) - no I'm not kidding and if you haven't tried them yet, you really need to!! We are going shopping in a little bit - we always like to take advantage of a car when we have the opportunity. Tonight we plan to hit happy hour and then we are off to Bella Luna, an Italian restaurant in town that is famous for the mural in its woman's restroom (yet again I'm not kidding - we stopped in yesterday to look at the menu and all the waiter could talk about was the mural which he made us go see in the restroom - sorry guys, guess you don't get to see it!!) The fun just never stops.....
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Happy Birthday, Dee Dee!!!
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