August 23, 2014

August 22-23, 2014  Days 117-118  Chesapeake Bay
Nanticoke River, Vienna Town Dock
Vienna, MD

It rained most of Friday so we stayed on board.  Bill did more bird carving and Joyce read and did some cleaning.  We saw lights of another boat approaching about 10:00 pm and Bill went out and helped them get tied up.  They traveled all day in the rain on their sailboat and were grateful for the help in the dark.  We are at a free town dock so there are no facilities and no lights. We do have very good and well maintained docks though!

A view of some of the booths from our boat

The Tomato Wars
Bluegrass band entertainment
More booths
Today, Saturday was the day for the Tomato Festival, so we attended that off and on all day. It was right here on the waterfront, so we could come back to the boat as needed. We walked around the booths and met many of the vendors. We walked down to the Community Center and met a local author. We listened to two different music groups perform in the gazebo.

We had lunch under the tent – had to have fried green tomatoes with the cheeseburgers!  The final event was the “Tomato Wars” which was consisted of teams throwing very ripe tomatoes at each other! It was a full day of family fun for the community and we enjoyed the atmosphere. The weather was cooler today and the rain held off until after the event was over!

We also walked to a Farmers Market today and bought cantaloupe, fresh corn on the cob and yes, a tomato! 

We had dinner on board and planned our trip tomorrow. We will continue to the headwaters of this river, the Nanticoke, which will take us to Seaford, Delaware.