St. Michaels is known as a very upscale town and is well known for the Chesapeake Maritime Museum. So Saturday 6/10, we dinghied in to begin exploring. We hadn't gone far up the street from the dock, when I saw two homes with a beautiful connecting garden. The sign on the gate beckoned me to enter.
We hadn't gone 100 yards and I was already in love with St. Michaels. We meandered up Taylor St. which was lined with unique shops and eateries. A farmers market was being held. John thought the Amish lemonade was terrific. I bought fresh radishes that I enjoyed the next several days.
The Maritime Museum was the best of all the ones that I have toured. In addition to being a museum, it is a working boatyard where they are restoring examples of all sorts of boats that have worked the Chesapeake. A former screwpile lighthouse was moved to the site for display when it was going to be dismantled. I thought it was neat that a troop of Girl Scouts were able to sleep in the lighthouse the night before.
We strolled back to the dinghy but not before stopping at Awful Arthurs for some lobster mac 'n cheese. It was even better than it looked. The waitress told me their secret. They use lobster bisque to make the cheese sauce instead of milk. Oh, yum!
Sunday morning we headed up to church. The sun was strong and it had gotten really hot. The google map directions took us along a short cut using the St. Michaels Nature and Art Trail. There was this heron piece, Seeking Refuge.
The forecast for the next few days actually said, "VERY HOT". We were headed to Georgetown, Maryland further up the Choptank River. John did some research and found the Hyatt Golf and River Marsh Marina. On our way up the Choptank, we saw this very famous boat, Redhead. It is owned by Jeffery Seigel, who founded and just sold Active Captain. We called on the radio and congratulated him on the sale.
We arrived at River Marsh Marina. The floating docks are very nice and wide. The staff were terrific. We are living the life of the rich and famous. The Hyatt has 3 pools, a hot tub, mini golf, lifesize chess, in room service delivers to the pool and so much more. Our favorite pool was the adult infinity pool. Look at the view across the Choptank River!! John found an infinity monster in the pool too.