We anchor off the dock where the ferries from St. Mary’s arrive with tourists and campers and we can dinghy ashore and tie up to the same dock. There is a $4.00 per person fee to go ashore and spend the day on the island. There are lots of spectacular hiking trails with lots of flora and fauna and many different critters besides the horses. It is a short walk over to the beautiful white sand beaches on the Atlantic side and we had a very nice afternoon walking the beach and the trails. The anchorage included 5 other boats and we were evenly divided between sail and power. The per person fees can be collected at the ranger station if someone is there or paid by the honor system at a box as you get off the docks.
They stood by and kept their craft between us and the sub at all times and at one point were joined by another Coast Guard boat equally armed. Since they were only about 100 feet away from us we asked if pictures were OK, and they assured us we could take as many as we liked. The gunner on one of the boats noticed our hailing