My husband sailed from Oxford to St. Michael's. As the crow flies, it's about seven miles. By sailboat, however, it was a six hour trip (one way). The girls and I were not up for this, so we cheated and drove. Had a table and a beer waiting for the weary sailor when he arrived.
Youngest daughter said she would have no trouble traveling the distance in this boat, however.
We had crabs at our favorite spot, The Crab Claw, then headed to Justine's for ice cream. After that it was back to the sailboat for a peaceful night. If the weather's just right (not too hot or raining), sleeping on a boat is a little like sleeping in a cradle.
Just across from where we anchored is The Inn at Perry Cabin. It's a gorgeous place. We've witnessed many weddings from this spot. We've also stayed here a couple of times. Very, very nice!
The moon was shining bright on this first night of summer.
Youngest daughter would do gymnastics just about anywhere, boat included.
I had to get a shot of this dreamy little cottage. Just look at this wonderful porch. And those lovely colors.
After I stopped traffic with my picture taking, the girls and I headed to Oxford for a day at the pool.
A cool place to swim, minus the nettles, AND a view of the Bay to boot.
After a few hours of sun and fun, we headed to the market for what I've deemed The Best Chicken Salad Sandwiches on the Planet. They even serve fresh muffins in the morning, still warm and in the baking pan.
The park is right across the street, so the girls and I had a picnic.
There were even cardboard boat races.
I think my favorite part of these trips, other than the chance to hang with the family, are the lovely homes. I've nearly wrecked my bike more times than I can count (this past weekend included) because I am gawking at all the pretty sights.
And picket fences. And neatly trimmed hedges.
Did I mention porches?
And picket fences?
Heck, even the garages are cute!