Baltimore – waiting

We are at Anchorage Marina in Baltimore harbor. Not quite the inner harbor but a local community called Canton. We ended up here as Lisa needs a few more weeks of OT for her tendon injury to her hand. Looks like she will be released on 1 Nov. so we will head south soon thereafter. Meanwhile, we are enjoying Baltimore.

Before this trip we knew little of Baltimore, but from what we have seen so far, a great city. Some time back in the city’s history, somebody must have come up with a master development plan. It is working. First, a comment about the marina. Anchorage Marina is all privately owned slips with slips rented out to transients as available. Decent condition, friendly and helpful management ( apparently a significant improvement from prior management, we are told), and an excellent location. Also a great deal if staying for a month or so. Much cheaper than inner harbor marinas and arguably better located. Canton is an up and coming neighborhood, with Safeway, West marine and many restaurants within walking distance of the marina. Fells Point, also a nice neighborhood is also a short walk.

As tourists, we did the inner harbor rounds of the old ships and submarine, rode the water taxi, toured Fort McHenry, etc. All very interesting. Working our way through the local restaurants now.

While Lisa does her OT, I get to spend playing with the boat. New zincs all around, waxing, polishing, etc. Evening happy our is on the fly bridge, watching the boats in the harbor. Pride of Baltimore II just return last evening. Quite a sight.

Weather has been fantastic. I feel that it is wasted on us as we sit in a marina. Should be on the move. I am sure the weather will be every bit as nice in early November when we re-start our trip south.

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