|Sailing lessons on Spa Creek, St. Mary's Church behind|
|Maryland State House|
|Annapolitan, Alex Haley reads to children. At head of Ego Alley|
|Maritime Republic of Eastport bumper|
|South Annapolis Yacht Center, from the water|
The Naval Academy is the jewel of Annapolis, in my opinion. It shares a tall wall with the city of Annapolis and visitors can walk in (after a security check) and explore a bit. John Paul Jones’ body lies in state in a crypt within the enormous Academy Chapel. There’s a fascinating miniature ship model museum on campus as well, which is a must see for tourists. Sometimes I catch sight of those young naval cadets around town, looking all pressed and trim and handsome (the women too) and it makes me feel like I am living on the edge of something great and historically important. I believe I am.
|Chick & Ruth's Delly, an Annapolis institution|