May 23, 2013

Day 212 - May 22, 2013: Rock Hall, MD

While we wanted to stay in Baltimore another day, mother nature is nudging us on. The storms that have created terrible tornadoes in Oklahoma will bring high winds, waves and thunderstorms across the bay starting tomorrow, and it will not be safe for boating. So, we took a last bike ride through Fell's Point, one of the fast growing and most hip areas along the waterfront, stopped for some supplies, and headed out for our last bay crossing. We passed Ft. McHenry, where soldiers defended Baltimore from the British during the War of 1812 and where the flag was raised giving birth to the national anthem.

Ft. McHenry hidden behind bunkers under the flag
Ken and Peggie are the parents of my son-in-law Scott. They live in Rock Hall and have invited us to visit. Their condo is on the water and has a dock that we can use while we are there. We have a lot in common besides our children and grandchild, as they were avid boaters and have enjoyed extensive travel.

Rock Hall harbor and a monument to the oystering watermen
We are planning to stay here a couple of days while the weather blows over, and I will resume posting  regarding the cruise when we depart.

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