On our way from home to Wilmington this morning we called in to the port of Annapolis, a seaside town on Chesapeake Bay - state capital of Maryland and home to the US Marine Corps Training Academy.
It is a historic town, originally settled in the 17th century and with many original or restored buildings.
The State Capitol presides over the town from its position on the hill.
The streets leading down to the waterfront are lined with historic houses.
Some are built in red brick.
Others are built of shiplap wood and colourfully painted.
The waterfront would have benefitted from a little more sunshine.
Leaving Annapolis we headed over the Bay Bridge - 5 miles of suspension bridge - well two really, one in each direction - crossing the Chesapeake Bay.
Tonight we are staying in Wilmington, ready to visit the Brandywine Valley tomorrow.