Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WW: Choptank Riverboat Cruise

Choptank Riverboat Cruise Photo
Choptank River Bridge Photo
Choptank River Sunset Photo
Choptank Riverboats Photo
"While the river of life glides along smoothly, it remains the same river; only the landscape on either bank seems to change."
- Max Müller

My dad's boss rented the River Queen for a dinner cruise down the Choptank River in appreciation of his employees and I got to devour the experience with them! Another boat left the Suicide Bridge Restaurant marina just before ours did, as shown in the first picture. Both boats are reproductions of authentic 80-foot turn-of-the-century paddle wheelers. Aren't the wheels amazing? I took a quick wheel video if you'd like to see them in action.

We were worried that a storm might cut the trip short, but the sun broke through the clouds just in time to give us a stunning sunset. Its bold light reflected through my dad's sunglasses in his silhouette shot. But he doesn't need real rose-colored glasses to make the memory more beautiful - the cruise couldn't have been better!

26 comments :

  1. I like the photos especially the last one ;-)

    Have a sailtastic week & thanks for rowing by :-)

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  2. Great photos.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2014/08/ww-enjoys-music-wedding.html

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  3. Your dad must be a gem. It was sweet of him to take you along.

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  4. That is a wonderful shot of your dad and the sunset! Glad you got to go!

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  5. Romantische aufnahmen von einem schönen Ausflug.
    Solche Schiffe sind bei uns recht selten !

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  6. The river and the decorations looks like a fairytale movie set! So pretty! #ww

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  7. What fun! We have a riverboat that does the dinner cruise thing. I may have to swing by the river on evening to catch a few shots. Thanks for the photo inspiration. Happy #WW!

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  8. I'd love that too, those big paddle boats are nice!

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  9. Love the photos of your excursion, especially the last two. It looks so relaxing. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  10. I love the riverboats, I hope one day to board one. I love the bottom photo, the light of the evening is wonderful, looks like a postcard!!

    Please join me to share you #WW post!

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  11. I would love to go on a riverboat cruise with dinner. We went on a short riverboat ride before, but it didn't include a dinner. That would be fun! Love your photos!

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  12. Oh lovely!!! This makes me so homesick. My hometown does Sunset and Dinner cruises along the 1000 Islands here in Canada. It's so beautiful and such a wonderful way to spend an evening. The boats are paddle boats too -- so amazing.

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  13. How FUN! Our kids would love it!

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  14. Wow. Looks like a fun experience.

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  15. Such pretty shots - thanks for sharing! :)
    Happy Wordless Wednesday!

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  16. To cool. I really want to do that some day.

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  17. Nice photos. I bet it was a fun trip too.
    Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails

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  18. I have always loved riverboats . There is just something so nostalgic and classic about them! I would love for you to join my WW.

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  19. Gorgeous! Looks like you had a ton of fun!

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  20. Looks awesome! Though it seems like a terrible name for a restaurant, lol! I'm going on my annual crabbing trip with my Dad & sister this Friday- I'll be sure to take and share photos on the water!

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  21. Very cool! We went on a historical paddle boat about four years ago. It was really fun! The crew was even dressed in period costumes and they sang songs and played a pipe organ. That sunset looks amazing! :)

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