This is how rumors get started.
The cat is out of the bag: BluzDude is the fellow blogger who invited me for crab cakes a long time ago. Bluz used to live in Pennsylvania but has called Baltimore home for many years. Those of you who follow his blog know he is eloquent and possesses an enviable wit. If you don’t already follow him, check out Darwinfish.
A hearty Welcome! to any fans of Bluz who’ve ventured this way from his blog.
Here’s how Kernut and BluzDude Doing Baltimore got started: In a simple comment on one of my posts, he offered to buy me crab cakes if I ever made it to his neck of the woods. I was in Texas when he made the offer a few years ago. I don’t forget offers of food, especially from good-looking bloggers.
But here’s the odd part – I can not find the email or comment. Anywhere. Now, we all know I have a memory like a goldfish… once around the bowl and I’m thinking, “Oooh, that rock’s new!” But, I forget things – I never make them up. At this point, I can only assume Bluz was gentlemanly enough to agree he had once promised me crab cakes.
I digress. (To those of you who are new, if you stick around you will come to find that this is a common occurrence.)
The Tour of Baltimore Harbor
I spent a day in Baltimore and got The Official BluzDude Tour of Baltimore Harbor. It was great – he could charge tourists for that tour! We did a lot in one day! We saw the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, the Aquarium, went up the Top of The World Observation Tower, and saw a really cool ship from Amsterdam. I’ll break it up into several posts, one of which I’ll include below, and the rest when I get caught up.
And I had a great crab cake sandwich. They do not make them with horrible bell peppers like they do in California. This had chucks of crab meat, and no breading “filler”. I forgot to take a picture of it, so you’ll have to use your imagination.
Tall Ships at Baltimore Harbor
One of the tourist attractions in Baltimore Harbor is the USS Constellation. Tours are available, but I opted to see the visiting ship from Amsterdam (below).
The Stad Amsterdam is a nineteenth-century replica clipper ship, lovingly hand-crafted through a partnership between Frits Goldschmeding, founder of the Randstad employment agency, and the council of Amsterdam. They did an incredible job.
What a beauty she is! I feel blessed to have been in Baltimore Harbor when she was docked, and to get a free tour, no less. Guess what? She is available for charter! (Consider that a new Bucket List item.)
And now for a collage of my
experimental artistic photos…
That for now, my dear Kernutties, is all of The Official BluzDude Tour of Baltimore Harbor. You can read Bluz’s full summary of the day here. I’ll continue catching up chronologically with my Texas, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania goofy roadside attraction posts for now, and complete the rest of Baltimore in chronological order.