Friday, September 7, 2012

Chesapeake City

When traveling south the anchorage in Chesapeake City's dredged basin is two thirds of the way down the C&D canal. The town is historic with quite a few restored buildings housing antique shops, specialty shops and a few upscale inns and restaurants.There is a certain small town southern charm in both the atmosphere and architecture.

The town is very welcoming toward transient boaters. There is a free 150' dock which can accommodate three 35-40 foot boats with a small fee for water and electric. The dock master will also provide boaters with transportation to grocery shopping.

We stayed in the town for two days and were fortunate enough to tie up to the dock during our second day. After being out for more than two weeks Simple Life needed a long hot shower and so did we. Our water tanks were down to less than 1/4 of a tank! It was great to be able to refill the tanks and have electricity to heat the water! Needless to say it was a good day all around. Ah, the simple life...

After completing all of the boat chores we took a break to stroll historic nearby Bohemia Street and stopped in a few antique shops. That night we rewarded ourselves by having dinner at a great little place called Southside's Bar and Grill. Happy hour was all day and the special was crab cake sandwiches for $2.50 with a drink order! The restaurant was cozy and inviting with a casual atmosphere. We returned to Simple Life feeling satisfied with all that we'd accomplished during the day and felt ready to move on to our next destination which was still to be determined.

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