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Today, Easter Sunday, was significantly cooler and windy and overcast and later rainy. Spring is still knocking but can't come in (it seems).
After breakfast, we decide to drive to Oxford to check it out and to have Easter Sunday lunch over there.
Not a long drive, 30 minutes perhaps, which would have been shorter if the ferry from Bellevue would have started for the season. This sign suggested it was the longest privately operated ferry service in the US.
As this is a small peninsula, many homes have waterfront access and their own dock. Marinas are plentiful in this area, with very nice yachts in dry docks or being prepared for summer. A rich person's playground, and it shows. That being said it did look very nice, and not snobby, and we even liked the homes in the background of this photo. You may notice they assume some yacht owners are "senior" by providing a few wooden steps to help at the end of each berth.
The tavern had an open fire and a nice relaxed feel with lots of dark timber. The Easter Sunday brunch menu had some good sounding choices but we couldn't go past Eggs Benedict, with ham for Di and its crab and spinach for Hans. Delicious and quite reasonably priced.
We head out after our lunch to see the rain clouds gathering and on our drive back to our B&B we get a few drops of rain. A perfect excuse for yet another lazy afternoon catching up on movies. This time "Lincoln" is on the program. A long movie but excellent acting by many, and Daniel Day Lewis deserved his Oscar. Mind you, we think it helped immensely that we've been to so many museums and know so much more about Lincoln and the Civil War history. Might be hard to follow otherwise.
Then "The Client" with more Memphis and New Orleans locations that we recognized. Fun.
Some time today was spent planning two things - 1) our next 3-4 weeks of travelling, which loosely is the coast road south to Savannah and then back north through the Appalachians to Pennsylvania; and 2) our next 3-4 days of home cooked meals! Yes, tomorrow Di gets back into a kitchen as Mary has generously lent us her place for a few days. Di can't wait!
We wake up to an overcast day, but it soon cleared up. Lazy morning, breakfast is not until 9am.
Unsurprisingly, there were a lot more people for breakfast on this Easter Saturday. Including us, there were 12 guests instead of the 4 on Good Friday's morning.
A few more pics from George Brooks House, B&B. The two breakfast areas.
Still, several rooms at the George Brooks House B&B were empty including the big room with jacuzzi which is just opposite our room.
We decided to go for a pre-season boat trip out on Chesapeake Bay and Miles River. The boat's departure was 12.30pm which meant that we have some spare time after breakfast. So, we went for a little drive down Bellevue Rd down to Bellevue Park where the ferries go across to Oxford in season, which by the way starts "early April", no exact date specified but still too late for us.
Here are a couple of pics from Bellevue Park and the Bellevue/Oxford ferry "terminal".
Hans was using Runkeeper to track the boat's movements so this is how where we cruised.
A very lazy morning which is just what the doctor ordered. It is also Good Friday today so it should be quiet...
Here are a couple of pics from George Brooks B&B in St Michaels. Our room is top floor, left, single and double windows.
The couple is from Philadelphia and the bloke, Robert, has hiked the entire Appalachian trail over a 5 months period. His partner, whose name we didn't pick up, was half American and half Japanese, a typical US serviceman love affair and a nurse.
We then decided to take the Chrysler for a spin. It is a fantastic and beautiful spring day today after very ordinary and cold weather the last week or so.