Crab cakes at Stony's

Trip Start Dec 01, 2007
Trip End May 31, 2008

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Friday, May 16, 2008

We had an uneventful trip north up the Chesapeake.  With a couple easy stops we found ourselves planning our stop in Annapolis of our favorite stops on the Chesapeake.  We had been looking ahead on the Internet to see what might be happening in Annapolis and also in Baltimore.  We happened to notice that it was graduation week at the Naval Academy.   On further checking we found that there were a number of events going at the Academy including a performance by the Blue Angeles.  With this in mind, we were sold.  We set our course for Annapolis and hoped to spend 3-4 days there before our trip to Baltimore.

Before our trip to Annapolis, we had to made our regular pilgrimage to Solomon's Maryland for Sue's regular Crab Cake fix.  As you might expect, crab cakes are easy to find on the bay.  But Sue has a real taste for crab cakes from a place called Stony's.  Its a dockside restaurant which known in the region for some of the best "baseball sized" cakes on the bay.

We leave our anchorage by 0800 on the 45 mile trip up to Solomons.  We know the area well having stopped there a number of times.  The weather is pleasant and the wind light.  So by 1400 we are heading up the river with the creek surrounding Solomons in sight.  When you enter Solomon's, it's hard to appreciate how far back the creek goes and how many marines are in the popular area.  We always try to make this simple and anchor near the front of the creek nearby the little place call the the Tiki Bar.  Its a little dive on the wharf that only sells beer and only serves it in plastic cups.  We have seen this place get noisy at night so we anchor a bit away.  Only one boat is in the anchorage as its before memorial day and its mid-week.  So get an anchor down and take a break before dropping the dink.

As we often find, its only a half hour before we see another couple coming around in a 12 foot, center cockpit dink giving us a good look.  Soon we find out its another Nordhavn couple and we end up talking to them for an hour.  They had their Nordhavn 57 in for a bottom job after bringing it through the Panama Canal.  

Later, we drop the dinghy.  We motor around the harbor and see yet another Nordhavn 40 owner we had met in Maine the prior summer.  It seems like such a big coast, but we regularly see people we have met.    After the usual crab cakes as Stony's, we hit the sack.  Annapolis tomorrow.

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