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,

 

taxidermy

 

Clancey

 

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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