Just started skimming your blog - lovely job & great writing. Oh, and did I mention best wishes on your stunning adventure?
Living on a boat, living in touch with nature, just never gets old. PM me or email me if you get to the Annapolis area before Xmas, we can probably help out with a car and maybe dockage at a friends house.
Our hailing port is Northport, MI, though we haven't been back since 2002 it would be fun to compare Lake Michigan notes.