August 21, 2014

August 21, 2014  Day 116  Chesapeake Bay
Nanticoke River, Vienna Town Dock
Vienna, MD

The load was sand but there were
several birds taking a free ride!
We departed Crisfield at 0800 and cruised back into Tangier Sound, then to Fishing Bay and then north into the Nanticoke River under a mix of sun and clouds and very calm water. The river is bordered by marshland and winds back and forth for several miles. There are only a few homes scattered along the shoreline.  We passed one tug boat with its barge and saw one fishing boat on the river. Otherwise we had it to ourselves!

We had planned to find an anchorage, but continued on to the small, historic town of Vienna, MD.   The town has very nice free public docks and we decided to dock here for two nights.  There is no power or water, but we can run the generator as needed.  And, we can get off the boat and walk!
One of many homes on Water Street built in the 1800's
We walked two blocks to Millie’s Roadhouse, the only restaurant in town. We had a nice seafood dinner of shrimp and scallops.  We also spotted a bakery across the street and stopped there on our way back. We bought a couple of cupcakes and cookies for tomorrow. The owner told us about the annual Tomato Festival here at the Waterfront on Saturday and insisted we stay for it!  So, our two night stay has now become three nights!