Bernie and Carol invited me to Chestertown for a special week-end, Downrigging Weekend.
According to the brochure, "It all started back in 2001 when the newly launched schooner SULTANA and the PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II took a casual sail together on the Chester River just before both vessels"downrigged" for the winter."
Both captains thought they should do it again and so Downrigging Week-end was born.
It has evolved into one of the largest annual Tall Ship gatherings on the East Coast.
Co-Host Bernie in the kitchen
My bedroom was perfectly lovely!
A little statue of Dante next to a tall vase of flowers
Carol and I walked around the town and spent a lot of time chatting. On Saturday evening we went on a cruise and saw the illuminated ships from the river.
A very fun week-end.
On the way home on Sunday, I stopped on Kent Island to have a three-hour lunch with my friend Robin. Great! We hadn't seen each other for a very long time. Too long!