Once a waterman’s enclave, St Michaels, named for the Archangel Michael, has been transformed into an upscale tourist destination, but the town still has a quaint charm. We anchored just outside of the city and used the dinghy to cruise in.
The eighteen-acre Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is located directly on the dock. Just down the main street is a distilling Company that gives tours and tastings. In between them is an array of small shops with many treasures. We did it all.
As we were returning to Dream Seeker, the skies were darkening, the winds were blowing and a storm was brewing. The challenge became to return to the boat quickly enough to properly secure it without getting plummeted. Clear heads prevailed and all was accomplished properly and in a timely fashion. The fierce storm only lasted one hour.
That “damm dinghy” performed well but we have not yet mastered the art (or perhaps it is a science) of launching the dinghy and returning it to its proper place on the bridge.