|Empty boat slips and me taking a picture of the crowd at Pusser's Caribbean Grille in May. Credit: Stéphane.|
One of Stephane and my favorite pastimes in Annapolis is marveling at all of the luxurious yachts and impressive shore front properties while paddling our kayaks around Spa Creek and the Chesapeake Bay because it always reassures us that the top 1% are alive and well in America. The only problem, as I discovered last night, is that the wakes caused by the much larger vessels make it almost impossible to take pictures. If anyone knows of a way to counteract the rocking movement of a kayak and to keep a secure grip on the paddle while snapping photos in dim light, please tell me!
|The light on the bow of my kayak was cleverly designed by Stephane and is actually a solar powered garden light.|
As the above picture is the only one that turned out semi-sharp, I took some more from the shore this afternoon.
Kayaks are just about the smallest boats on the Bay. We have to keep an eye on the larger vessels and paddle like crazy to get out of their way, kind of like little water bugs.
When we paddled past the Redemption (in the background) last night, it felt as if we were gazing up at a skyscraper. Curious about its owner, we googled the yacht's name and saw that it appears to be for sale. If you're in the market for a 130 ft (39.62m) yacht that sleeps ten, you'll find more information about it from Yachting Partners International. Otherwise, here are some photos of the interior that I copied from their website. When it's time to chart a course for the open water, please remember that I know how to make an Elderflower Champagne Cocktail and would be an excellent addition to your crew. Plus, I have experience at sea thanks to my kayak!
|The Redemption is staffed by a full crew.|