We had a great weekend over the 4th of July holiday at the river. I sailed in the Cut Channel and Long Distance races on Saturday and Sunday.

Piankatank River Sunset
Piankatank River Sunset

Friday night we had a nice sunset cruise and saw some fireworks.

Monday we went to the beach and then went back out by boat in the evening to see fireworks.

7/4 Fireworks on the creek
7/4 Fireworks on the creek


Friday took us to Acadia National Park where we hiked Jordan Pond and Bubbles. We wanted to go up Cadillac but didn’t have a reservation and were tuned away. We stopped by Sand beach and hiked to Thunder Hole and back.

Jordan Pond
Jordan Pond trail
Sand beach
Sitting on the rocky shoreline between Sand Beach and Thunder Hole

For dinner we went into Bar Harbor and had a great meal, some Ice Cream on the waterfront and checked out some of the shops.

Bar Harbor water front
Bar Harbor at sunset


Farley and Celeste had the only other 2020 Covid-era wedding we’d be a part of other than our own. Theirs was held at a venue called Silver Swan Bayside which had a beautiful indoor/outdoor event space right along the water on Kent Island just across the bridge from Annapolis.

We arrived Friday night for a welcome party and enjoyed the sunset and beautiful sky.

Saturday we did a little socially distant exploring around Kent Island – mostly on the nature trails. By mid-afternoon we headed back over to the Silver Swan Bayside for the wedding.

There were less than 30 invited in attendance and Jon manned the zoom broadcast while Jess greeted guests.

The reception wrapped up just after sunset and many met up at an outdoor bar nearby for more drinks.


We visited friends sailing Albacore’s at Ware River Yacht Club’s Governor’s Cup regatta and got to see an absolutely beautiful sunset. There was a pretty Blue Jay sailboat anchored in front of the club that made for a great subject. This was my first time really using a new to me Nikon D300s that I had picked up a few weeks ago.