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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – The Schooner Woodwind Heads Towards Its Compromise Street Berth – Wednesday July 30th 2014

Cruising Annapolis Style

Schooner Woodwind On Her Way To Its Compromise Street Dock In Annapolis Maryland July 30th 2014

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Surely one of the best ways to experience what it really feels like to sail on the Chesapeake Bay when you do not have access to a sailboat is by taking a cruise on one of the Schooner Woodwinds out of Annapolis Maryland. On a day such as this, with unusually mild Summer temperatures and plenty of sunshine, it would be a perfect opportunity to do so especially since the Wednesday Night Sailboat Races will be taking place at 6 pm this evening. The Schooner Woodwind, and her sister ship the Woodwind II, are regular participants in this popular local weekly sailing season event and I can say first hand on just how exhilarating of an experience it is to be under sail out on the Bay with competitive and performance sailboats along side you, even more so as sunset begins to descend during the last leg of the race.

Today’s featured photograph is of the Schooner Woodwind and her crew making their final turn on Annapolis Harbor in the morning as they begin to approach her Compromise Street berth.

Have a pleasant day and don’t forget about this evening’s Wednesday Night Sailboat Races,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Urban Renewal Is Underway At The Marietta Humphreys House On Maryland Avenue – Tuesday July 29th 2014

19th Century Annapolis Buildings

he Renewal Of The 19th Century Marietta Humphreys House On Maryland Avenue In Annapolis Maryland July 29th 2014

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It has been a while in coming but finally seeing the 19th Century Marietta Humphreys House being renovated earlier this afternoon was a most welcome sight to behold. It was constructed in 1859 as a single family residence and upon being sold in 1921 it was converted into a multi family building that was known as the Colonial Apartments. Later in the 1940′s it became part of the Cooper Apartment complex along with its neighboring buildings at 2-4 and 12 Maryland Avenue.

Yes it has been a bit of an eyesore over the past number of years, run down if you would, which can still be seen in today’s picture if one looks at the front door and its surrounding millwork. The sounds of it being renovated could be heard on the street emanating out of its recently installed 2nd floor windows as I stood outside marveling at the amount of work currently being put into it.

I can not wait to see how this Italianate style building finally turns out. Its great to see another historic Annapolis structure being preserved and will certainly go quite away in improving the streetscape on the lower end of Maryland Avenue near gate 3 of the US Naval Academy.

Enjoy the rest of your day everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – The Water Taxi Lily Makes Its Way Along The Harbor With Passengers – Monday July 28th 2014

Annapolis Water Taxi

Watermark Water Taxi Makes Its Way Along The Harbor With Passengers In Annapolis Maryland July 28th 2014

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It seems that these two Watermark Water Taxi passengers were taking in the views of the Annapolis waterfront afforded them from on board the ‘Lily’ as she makes her way past the United States Naval Academy seawall. Even as a local I too enjoy a trip on the water taxi from time to time for a meal downtown with friends or to admire the waterfront scenery of Annapolis.

Have a good afternoon everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Flags Fly Over Susan Campbell Park Under Cloudy Early Morning Skies – Sunday July 27th 2014

Annapolis Skies

Flags Fly Over Susan Campbell Park In Annapolis Maryland July 27th 2014

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Unfortunately the skies in Annapolis could remain much as they appeared earlier over Susan Campbell Park throughout the course of the day. Chances of rain, noticeable humidity and temperatures in the low eighties. Seems that we will all just have to make the most it right?

Well its now 10 am and the sun is once again trying to break through the morning cloud cover so excuse me  then for I need to go catch up with it,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – The ‘Miniature’ Skipjack Lydia D Set On Blocks At The Maritime Museum – Saturday July 26th 2014

Annapolis Maritime Museum

The Miniature Skipjack Lydia D On Blocks At The Annapolis Maritime Museum July 26th 2014

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I don’t necessarily agree with the practice of using the term miniature when making reference to the Skipjack Lydia D as others often do. Yes it is true that the Lydia D does not possess the dimensions, nor displacement, of a full sized Chesapeake Bay Skipjack which brings me to a suggested replacement term for miniature – scaled-down. Just a thought anyway.

The Lydia D is seen here set on blocks at the Annapolis Maritime Museum just after a brief morning rain storm had passed through the area.

Have a good weekend Annapolis,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – A Brief Stop To Catch A Glimpse Of Duke Of Gloucester Street This Morning – Friday July 25th 2014

A 1774 Ridout Row Town House In Annapolis

A Ridout Row Residence On Duke Of Gloucester Street Early In The Morning Annapolis Maryland July 25th 2014

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What a gorgeous Summer morning in Annapolis!

It felt so Spring like as I made my way over the Eastport Bridge and into downtown just a few minutes before sunrise. My pace seemed a bit livelier than normal and I had set a goal of going as far as the traffic circle at Taylor Avenue and then returning via the same route. Along the way the City was fairly quiet with only an occasional vehicle passing by while runners were certainly out taking advantage of the cooler temperatures.

Returning along Duke of Gloucester Street, on the way back, I was still moving along at a brisk pace even while taking in the nearby scenery comprised of mostly 18th and 19th century brick buildings. In front of me on the right I could see the steeple of St. Mary’s Church with the morning sunlight reflecting off the gold gilded cross set at the top of it.

My attention then began to focus on the collection of brick residences built by the Ridout family hundreds of years ago. I noticed that the renovations to the side porch on the Ridout Carriage House were finally complete after what seemed to be at least half a year of work. The Ridout House itself stood as prominently along this Historic District street – in between the Ridout Office as well as the Carriage House and the troika of Ridout Row townhouses, as it has for 230 years.

Stopping for the first time during this morning’s walk I quickly retrieved my camera from its bag and took a picture of the lower portion of the last Ridout Row townhouse of the group. It had simply caught my eye is all.

Have a great day everyone and I hope that you too have an opportunity to enjoy this marvelous weather as well,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Fallen Magnolia Leaves In Murray Hill Suggest A Hint Of Autumn – Thursday July 24th 2014

Yard Scenes In Annapolis

Fallen Magnolia Leaves On A Murray Hill Lawn In Annapolis Maryland July 24th 2014

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At first glance the front yard of this 1920′s Murray Hill residence seemed to hint at the onset of Autumn. Of course it being the latter part of July I knew that this was certainly not the case. Perhaps it was the architectural style of this 1920′s residence and design details such as its slate roof that contributed to my own Fall like impression. Then I recalled how even the over size leaves of the lone Magnolia tree in my back yard had been dropping to the ground as of late.

Yes Annapolis remains in the middle of Summer and Autumn is still months away.

Have a good day everyone,

Glenn

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