Sometimes, though, we forget what a magical place it is. Until we see it from a visitor's perspective again. That's what we did recently - we took a sunset cruise around Annapolis and the Severn River on one of the Woodwind Schooners to celebrate Grammy Thora Strobel's birthday.
It was marvelous evening, a few passing showers only serving to enhance the gorgeous sunset. These cellphone camera pictures (note to self: fix camera) don't even begin to capture the loveliness of the setting.
Two very happy Annapolitans
The captain of the Woodwind seemed to know a lot about sailing. But when a Great Blue Heron crossed our bow, he pointed it out and declared to the passengers that it was the largest North American bird. Warren was skeptical and, because he can't help himself, he had to check. GBHE is not the largest bird on our continent. It's the California Condor. Which is not usually sighted around the Chesapeake Bay...