Annapolis and Captain Roy

It's the journey of Beatitude thus far.  Markers represent where we've anchored, moored, or docked since leaving Bradenton last year.

It’s the journey of Beatitude thus far. Markers represent where we’ve anchored, moored, or docked since leaving Bradenton last year.

After our long, tiring, exhausting, inspiring, amazing, delightful day on Friday in the nation’s capital, we needed Saturday to recuperate. We didn’t leave the marina. We hung out on Beatitude and hung out at the marina pool. What a lovely day! The capstone on our fabulous day was a visit by Captain Roy Rogers. Captain Roy taught Cindy and I all about sailing and living aboard a sailboat over six days in Tampa Bay in February of 2012. He has subsequently relocated to the D.C. area with his lovely wife, Cathy. He happened to be in Annapolis on Saturday renewing his Coast Guard Captain’s License. After he aced the exam, he joined us aboard our home for a rum runner and some relaxation. It was so good to sit down and chat with him once again. In the evening, I grilled some tender, delectable filet mignon along with some succulent grilled corn. Cindy made a wonderful salad to complement our main course. ¡Delicioso! Afterwards, Cindy, Christy, and I enjoyed playing cards until bed time.

Christy chillin' on the foredeck.

Christy chillin’ on the foredeck.

On Sunday, we attended St. Anne’s Parish Church in Annapolis. Last week, Cindy attended by herself since I was in Maine. This week, we were all blessed to attend. It was such a wonderful worship service. From the choir to the hymns, to the sermon, to the Eucharist, we were blessed. Although, Cindy posted a few photos from her visit, I have a few more here. We had some perfectly cooked New York style pizza for lunch at Roccos Pizzeria, not far from the marina. Then, for dinner, we were thrilled to meet with Captain Roy and his wife, Cathy, at the Chart House in Annapolis. We initially rendezvoused at Beatitude, since Cathy had not yet seen our home on the water. We chatted for a while over a glass of Sauvignon Blanc before heading to Chart House for another delicious meal. Roy and Cathy are both wonderful people who’ve come into our lives all because of our sailing adventures. The great people we meet are an added bonus to our adventurous lifestyle.

Ready for church.

Ready for church.

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Walking up Main Street to St. Anne's, the "Church in the Circle"

Walking up Main Street to St. Anne’s, the “Church in the Circle”

St. Anne's interior

St. Anne’s interior

The beautifully carved altarpiece

The beautifully carved altarpiece

Looking back at the organ

Looking back at the organ

Francis Scott Key used to attend!

Francis Scott Key used to attend!

St. Anne's Steeple (with town clock)

St. Anne’s Steeple (with town clock)

The Churchyard of St. Anne's houses some very old graves.  This guy lived from 1669-1699.  Perhaps, about the life expectancy?

The Churchyard of St. Anne’s houses some very old graves. This guy lived from 1669-1699. Perhaps, about the life expectancy?

The living among the dead in the church yard of St. Anne's

The living among the dead in the church yard of St. Anne’s

A look from St. Anne's Parish Church toward the triangular Maryland Hotel.

A look from St. Anne’s Parish Church toward the triangular Maryland Hotel.

Looking down Main Street

Looking down Main Street

Cathy, Roy, Cindy, Barry in Beatitude's Salon

Cathy, Roy, Cindy, Barry in Beatitude’s Salon

The ladies ready for dinner at the Chart House

The ladies ready for dinner at the Chart House

Cindy's fantastically presented Coconut Shrimp.  It looks like a sea fan/coral behind.

Cindy’s fantastically presented Coconut Shrimp. It looks like a sea fan/coral behind.

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