20 different ports.
25 dockings or moorings.
1250 gallons of diesel.
1 marriage, still intact.
We are back. The run from Georgetown to Annapolis was relatively quick and straightforward. We did not plot our course or worry where we were. We were back on the Bay and knew where to go and what to look for. As the Bay Bridge loomed in front of us, it was with some satisfaction, relief and disappointment that we turned into Podickory Point and docked the boat. After a terrific trip, it all seemed somewhat anticlimactic to be home. After tying up, we spent the afternoon cleaning the boat inside and out. The boat is scheduled to be waxed on Tuesday and it needs it.
Driving home, we could not get over how green everything was. We were used to the blue of the sea, not the green of the land. It is nice to be home, but we are already thinking of what to do next. I feel like I need to go out and check the lines and do my engine checks and plot our course for the next day.
What would we do different next time? I think we would visit fewer ports but spend more time at each. Both Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are worth at least a 4 or 5 day stint. We missed Block Island this trip – a definite stop next time. We need to head into Cape Cod Bay and up to Maine. And then there is Canada, the Great Loop, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean. So many places. Can’t wait to go.