Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Solomons - at anchor, Ann paints

There are very nice homes surrounding the anchorage
We're in an alternate reality where summer never comes. I can remember being hot on the way north this time of the year. The weather forecast is for temperatures in the 60's for the next 10 days, strange weather. Today the high was 60 with rain all day long. We saw it coming on the radar so we just stayed put, no fun traveling in rain for hours on end.

Ann's pastel, this afternoon's work
Thank goodness for the genset. We retired downstairs and Ann set up shop for pastels. She finished one painting today, the one shown in the blog and I did an article for Cruisernet. Meanwhile it rained and rained and rained, ugh. We never did find an opening to take Hoolie ashore so we had a wet dog in the afternoon. It finally stopped around 7:00 pm, at least to a drizzle, just a damp dog then.

I installed a new TV antenna, an omni-directional (UFO type) type from Shakespeare but TV is so poor around here that it's hard to test out. Solomons is famous for poor TV reception. We usually get 20 to 40 channels but here it's only 10 or so if at all.

Wednesday is supposed to be without rain but with a north wind of 5 to 10 kts, not my favorite wind direction for going north but anything less than 10 kts is usually no problem. The plan is to make Annapolis and then aim for Chesapeake City. Beyond that it's all up to the weather. We want a perfect day to go south on the Delaware Bay.