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19 November 2017 Fall. Transitions. Leaving Kindred Spirit "up north". Waiting for coach repair.

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Once again we checked in to Olverson’s Marina, arriving just in time for Happy Hour and their Halloween Party with oysters fried, roasted; chicken fried, smoked; ham; and desserts unfathomable. With oyster knife in hand I attached those hot, steamy, smoking bivalves and ate till I couldn't! Wonderful people and delicious food after a long day on the water. Coming here is like coming home. We've been here so many times and have great friends here. Of course, Cas and Freddie are the stars and better folks you could never find.
     ’twas a chilly and beautiful morning at Olverson's Marina on the Yecomico River in late October. The night before we had a great evening with friends over cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and gales of laughter, hosted by Jon and Page. In the morning we're casting off our lines en route to Solomon's, MD, to tuck Kindred Spirit in for the winter. Being at Olverson’s is so much like home and we always love our stays here.




As if the feast las…

28 October 2017 Mattawoman Creek Anchorage to Olverson's Marina AKA Lodge Creek Yacht Club

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We had another beautiful day for cruising from Mattawoman Creek Anchorage to Olverson's Marina. 



     We arrived just in time for Happy Hour and their Halloween Party with oysters fried, roasted; chicken fried, smoked; ham; and desserts unfathomable. With oyster knife in hand I attached those hot, steamy, smoking bivalves and ate till I just couldn't have another bite! Wonderful people and delicious food after a long day on the water. Coming here is like coming home. We've been here so often and have many great friends here. Of course, Cas and Freddie are the shining stars and finer folks you could never find.



Bill and Laura
Aboard Kindred Spirit III
Lodge Creek Yacht Club/Olverson's Marina
Calleo, VA

27 October 2017 Washington, DC - Mattawoman Creek Anchorage

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We cast off our lines from DC today headed for Mattawoman Creek Anchorage. We couldn't have wished for a more perfect day for cruising. 


Turning at the 14th St Bridge to head south



Departing the DC Waterfront


War College


Mattawoman Creek Anchorage shared with 4 other boats




Eventide 27 October 2017

Blue skies, calms seas, comfy temps. Early afternoon we anchored with 4 other boats but no crowding. It is SO quiet--no choppers, sirens, dock mates walking back and forth.... We love the frantic and energetic DC scene but we're savoring this solitude. We love this life and are so thankful for our blessings and our life style.

Bill and Laura
At peace with ourselves and the universe

26 October 2017 Sayonara, Washington, DC!!!

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Sadly, today's our last day here. Our intentions were to spend 2 months --we'd spent a month twice before but needed longer this time.  Cruisers don't have plans---unless they're cast in dilute Jello---we have intentions. We've delayed our departure twice but now, after 3 months, we've gotta go. Temps are  falling so we're outa here.
A pretty steeple in Chinatown


      Of all the big cities we've visited, none has the accidental loveliness, to us, as does D.C. This is a city you can walk across, with wide-open avenues, front porches, old neighborhoods and river views. It was designed by a Parisian, Pierre L'Enfant, and, in some respects, still retains that 'feeling'. By law, buildings cannot be taller than the width of the street they front, enabling one to always be able to see the sky. There are more than two dozen free museums, so you can absorb culture the way it was meant to be experienced. Take a tour of NPR. Enter the name of a museum o…

26 October 2017 Another Post Interview; The Capitol Steps, National Archives with Ken Burns, Grand Opening of District Wharf

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Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republican and Texan, who spent nearly 20 years in the US Senate, is our NATO representative. She was the first female Senator elected to represent Texas. The Washington Post hosted Ambassador Hutchison, for an interview with columnist David Ignatius. The former senator discussed the future of the transatlantic alliance that Donald Trump once called “obsolete” -- a position that he has since reversed; she talked about mounting threats from Russia and other countries against Western allies. She addressed her top priorities in the areas of military cooperation, intelligence-gathering and combating terrorism. Bill and I were for fortunate enough to be present for this interview.
     A friend who once lived here and is still in the area, suggested we attend a performance of The Capitol Steps. So thankful for her suggestion because we’d never heard of this American political satire group. They began in 1981 at a Christmas party in the office of former Senator Cha…