Second Shakedown Cruise

Preparing For The Second Shakedown Cruise (continued)

Jerome rowing back to Pilgrim after we went shopping for provisions. I took these pictures from the Monticello Avenue water access. Click on either picture to see a bigger version; use your browser's "back" command to return here.

Annapolis has pretty good dinghy access for people anchored out. Quite a few public streets in Annapolis dead-end at the waterfront of Spa or Back Creeks. All of these street endings provide public water access, and some have dinghy docks and/or ladders to make it easier to access your dinghy.

There were two good places to access the water near where Jerome was anchored in Spa Creek: Amos Garrett Park and Monticello Avenue. The park had a very convenient dinghy dock but the area was fully open to the public and was visited by people other than boaters (including people who might mess around with an unattended dinghy). Monticello Avenue didn't have a park or a dock, but it did have a sturdy metal ladder leading down to the water. Since this location was more discreet and was a safer place to leave an unattended dinghy, Jerome decided to use Monticello Avenue when he came ashore to get provisions.

Click on the picture to launch Google Maps and display an annotated map of the Spa Creek anchorage and some nearby points of interest. Use your browser's "back" command to return here.  

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