Maryland Eastern Shore (Part 1)

September 25, 2011


Across the Bay Bridge


Wooden Canoes on the Chesapeake




Do you know of this little slice of paradise?  The “Eastern Shore” of Maryland = The Chesapeake Bay,  Annapolis, the Naval Academy, St. Michael’s, Easton, Oxford, sailing, crabs, ducks… history.



Yeah .. this is where my English degree starts fusing with design stuff.  John Barth’s “The Sot-Weed Factor“– a novel that rewrites the tale of  John Smith and Pocahantas is set in the 1680s and 90s in London and on the eastern shore of the colony of Maryland … It sets the scene ( minus the tobacco and Indians)



An idyllic country retreat/farm situated on a stunning point of land (with very large osprey nest atop the chimney)




A lovely screened side porch dedicated  to crab feasts


Steamed Maryland Blue Crabs


Steamed crabs… a food to try before you die.



Cozy interiors with heart pine floors and wildfowl aplenty—carved, printed and stuffed.



The real deal. The farm is used for serious duck hunting. Talking boots, waders, camouflage, blinds, fields of millet,






and dogs mucking around in marshy water



A gift to the “gentleman farmer”… a lifeguard stand painted  a pretty blue for watching sunsets



and for guests to take it all in


Bridge over Chesapeake Bay at Dawn


Thank you my dear friend, PB, for sharing your family’s bounty… across the Bay Bridge.



Next post– moving further east to the Atlantic ocean and more taxidermy … this time  FISH… big ones


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