We had grand plans of heading north to NYC harbor for the 4th of July, but our gremlin showed his ugly head again. We spend the 4th in waters we know Annapolis harbor.
We have been to Annapolis many times in the past but have not moored in the harbor before. The moorings are first come first serve, and only $35 a night. Perfect location to dink into Eastport or Annapolis. We frequented the floating dock at the end of Prince George’s street, next to the Naval Academy Barry entrance. Right off the dock there is a water spicket, dumpsters, recycling, and Self Service Laundry is approximately 2 blocks on Maryland Ave.
4th of July weekend was beautiful weather and very crowded. We grabbed a cup of joe at City Dock Coffee, then headed to St. John’s College. The college has lush green grounds you can wander or stop at a table with a view of the creek.
After all our touring we headed to The Big Cheese. The moment we entered we were greated by the owners, a lovely couple who have been in the cheese business for generations. We spend our entire weeks provisioning budget in 2 visits, and it was worth every penny! We endulged on honeycomb and blue cheese on a fresh baguette, artichoke spread, cheese plates and charcuteries for many sunsets.
Our friends “Ken and Barbie” came and helped us discover some great watering holes. Our first gem was Galway Bay on Maryland Ave., an authentic Irish bar. The atmosphere wiskes you away with no tvs and historic decorations, including Waldo. The corned beef poppers and good drinks made it hard to leave. Across the street is Ekaa, the store lured me in with beautiful handmade items from India.
The clouds parted long enough for the firework display over the harbor. The cherry on top of a great port.