|OpSail Baltimore Cruise|
WRSC (Impromptu) Cruise to Baltimore OpSail 2012
June 14 - 18, 2012
Cruise Leaders : Vicky & Al Lohman, Charlene & Mic Osman
Headed up to Baltimore Inner Harbor for the OpSail2012 Sailibration of the War of 1812. Left the dock at 10am, crossed under the Bay Bridge at noon and arrived at Ft. McHenry at 3pm, just in time to watch the Blue Angels perform. We were right underneath them. After the show we had to wait just a short while for the harbor restrictions to lift before proceeding up to Hendersons Wharf Marina to our slip. Vicky & Al were already there, as was Joe & Pat Casey (on the same dock). Settled in and had cocktails on Rhiannon before going into Fells Point for dinner.
Had breakfast with Vicky & Al and then we all took the water taxi down to Inner Harbour and started touring the tall ships. Went went on Gloria (Columbia), Eagle (USCG), Cisne Branco (Brazil), Guayas (Equador), Cuauhtemoc of Mexico and others. In the evening we all took the water taxi back down to Inner Harbor. The place is beautiful at night with all the tall ships lit up and everything so festive. The Indonesian boat was still open at 8pm, so we went aboard and there was a party going on there. Sailors and Marines singing Karaoke and having a good time. We posed with them in traditional costumes. What a wild night! Again, the ride through the harbor was beautiful.
Walked from Fells Point to Inner Harbour. Toured the NOAA and Corps of Engineers boats. Crowds are getting bigger today. Walked back through Harbor East. Then went to the end of our docks to watch the Blue Angels perform their real show. Fantastic viewing location. Got some great pictures. Maggie & Erick Chiang and Sue & Greg Whalen showed up and we all enjoyed cocktails aboard Rhiannon, then went up to Slainte Pub for dinner and met up with Kyrah & John von Senden (for a total of 13 people for dinner). Quite an affair.
Got an early start (around 8am) and left the slip so we could make it past the restricted zone for the final Blue Angels air show. Passed the Key bridge at 9am. Not bad at all for travel time.
Charlene & Mic Osman (Nightwind)
Vicky & Al Lohman (Rhiannon)
Pat & Joe Casey (Iolar)
Maggie & Erick Chiang
Sue, Liz & Greg Whalen
Kyrah & John von Senden