The weather didn’t improve but it wasn’t too bumpy so I spent some time
on the computer while we were underway. Unfortunately
I missed the only really exciting thing of the day. A military patrol boat called John on the
radio and requested that he change course to the other side of the river since
they were having artillery practice, at the targets in the river.
We didn’t try to push too far
since it was going to be a two day trip to DC anyway. As many of the people we have met looping
have said, the trip up the Potomac is really boring. Or quiet and peaceful if you think that
way. I was really surprised that there
were not more homes or small town along the way, but I think the government or
the military own most of it. And
actually, as in Oregon, with all the trees coming right down to the water,
there may be lots of people within ¼ mile of the river, but you can’t see
them. Found a nice little marina at the
60 mile point right underneath a railroad bridge for the Virginia commuter
trains, and spent the night. They did
recommend some pizza places that would deliver but I cooked on board. Next morning after a beautiful morning walk
we kept slogging upriver. And that made
the trip all worth while.
A beautiful day, an easy ride and a great dinner at a small plates
Balkan restaurant once we got to DC.
Otherwise I’ll let the pictures tell their own story.
|First view of the Washington Memorial|
|Washington and Jefferson Memorials|
|Lincoln Memorial |
|Kennedy Center on his 100th birthday|
|This is for Louis, the Georgetown Rowing Club? |
This was just as I had imagined, coming up the Potomac and seeing all the famous and historic sites from the boat. Well worth the 4 day detour. But the best was yet to come.
Sally ~ just found out about your blog and enjoyed catching up on your adventures. Be safe and I'll continue following your blog.ReplyDelete