September 8, 2014

September 6-8, 2014  Days 132-134  Chesapeake Bay
Cambridge Town Marina
Cambridge, MD

We departed our anchorage before 0900 on Saturday and arrived at the Cambridge Marina by 1000 and joined other MTOA members who had also arrived early for the MTOA Northern Rendezvous which starts on Tuesday. We were glad we came in the calm morning because the wind picked up in the afternoon.  (MTOA is the Marine Trawlers Owners Association.)

After we got secured and signed in, we took a walk to downtown Cambridge. Our walk took us through the historic area and we enjoyed seeing homes built in the 1700 and 1800’s. Once downtown, Bill found a barber shop and got his hair cut. Then we went to lunch at Snappers, a seafood restaurant on the water.  We got back to the boat and met more boaters as they arrived.

Informal gathering of many MTOA members
on Sunday afternoon

On Sunday we did more of the same – met more people.  Joyce also did some major interior cleaning!  At 5:00 several people brought lawn chairs and gathered on the dock by our boat and visited for at least two more hours.  We are amazed that there are three us here with Williamsburg, VA as our home port!

On Monday, Joyce took the city bus and went to Walmart to pick up prescriptions and a few groceries. It started to rain just as she returned and then it continued all afternoon.  At 3:00 we went to the registration area and picked up our packets and met more people. The Rendezvous officially starts tomorrow and we look forward to the activities.