Many people ask us how we chose Baltimore for our Bed and Breakfast. One of our main criteria in selecting a B&B location was being near a good sailing area, and none is better than the destinations of the Chesapeake. We were relocating with full intention of bringing our sail boat along wherever we chose. If all else failed in starting our venture, there would always be time for a good sail. Turns out we have a little less sailing time than we intended due to the visits of all of our wonderful guests (a very good problem to have!), but we do sneak in opportunities as they present themselves.
Because sailing is such an important part of our life, we thought it would be fun to introduce you to our paradise home, “Blue Star” at Baltimore Marine Center along the promenade in Canton. When you see our sign indicating we have stepped away, it is very likely that we (more likely Roger) are taking in harbor breezes with line in hand or just kicking back with our little piece of paradise.
We've mentioned how much we love the Waterfront Promenade on the blog before. The stretch in Canton is just as great as in Fell's Point, Harbor East and the Inner Harbor, but with it's own personality. It is a bit more peaceful and low key, lined mostly with homes and less commercial buildings. Although, the Canton promenade is home to Bo Brooks, "Baltimore's Best Crab House, " as voted by Baltimore locals. If you're looking for the authentic Baltimore Crab Feast, this is a great option!
This particular night that we are sharing with you now turned out to be an evening of light winds, so we hung out at the dock and captured a few photos for you from our special on-water porch, finishing with the sun setting over the city.
Our littlest innkeeper, Leopold, is also busy “learning the ropes” as a sailing cat. This evening, he was practicing his hospitality while entertaining some new friends. Every duck in the harbor seemed curious about the brown, furry creature on our boat and he obviously had not seen the likes of them before, either! The visit lasted for over an hour when we needed to close the hatches and say goodnight our new water friends.