Category: Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Beach, a town envisioned as America’s Monte Carlo back in 1900

4 things to do in Chesapeake Beach today … Estimated reading time 16 minutes —   This time I am in a train called the Chesapeake Beach Railway on the way to Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, located on the Western shores of the Chesapeake Bay. As our avid readers know, this blog is about pleasure boating, coastal living, travel, and lifestyle. My wife and I are boaters, rediscovering coastal towns on the way to our Slow Boat To Florida journey on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) with our 26’ SeaRay Sundancer, Life’s AOK. However, the spirit of this blog is to not assume everyone may have a boat. If you have a boat, that is great! Also, if you are a boating enthusiast and appreciate boating,...

Chestertown, a hidden gem on the Chesapeake Bay — 2 reasons to visit this summer

Honestly, there is nothing hidden about historic Chestertown, Maryland. As a matter of fact, it’s been well known from the Colonial Era, down to the 1940s as the home of the baseball superstar, Bill “Swish” Nicholson, and today, as the home port of Sultana and more. It’s only hidden if you are on the Chesapeake Bay headed down to enter the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) in Norfolk, Virginia, — sailing in between Boston and Florida and not slowing down to smell the roses, so to speak.

This Oxford is in the US and here are the top 2 reasons to visit

Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes – *SBFL 9 – PLANNED – I am big on time capsules and time machines. Sometimes, especially during this trying time of the Coronavirus pandemic, I wish there was a type of time machine that I could use to go back in time, but not to live there, like in the Outlander stories in the popular Starz TV channel series. My interest is more in being a visitor of a town for a day or two. Just long enough to take it all in, without tangling up in their lives and their reality. I just want to be a short-term, sight-seeing time traveler. Yeah, I am very happy in 21st-century earth, even with the pandemic and all that, thank you...

Log Canoe Racing. Photo: Courtesy of CBMM

Have fun planning a visit to the historic town of St. Michaels, Maryland, while you’re flattening the curve of coronavirus

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes – *SBFL 8 – PLANNED – It may feel surreal reading a travel blog such as mine about trips, coastal living, and boating in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic that we’re currently in. Let’s face it, social distancing is here to stay for much more than a few weeks. It will upend our way of life, in some ways forever. One of our social obligations is to help flatten the curve of it, as much as we can. However, let’s also hope that with every passing year, humanity, and especially politicians, makes sure that history doesn’t repeat itself.  An eerie blueprint of the events and the echoing cries of the 1918 flu pandemic has been passed down to...