Tagged: ICW

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...

1 more addition to CNN’s social distancing suggestions during the coronavirus pandemic – boating*

Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes – SBFL 7* – PLANNED –   It seems that the fear and frenzy caused by health concerns due to coronavirus are spreading as fast as this 21st-century virus that just exploded into our lives. Looking at the trends and reality, it may well continue to grab headlines for perhaps the next 18-24 months.  Oh well, as the author Vivian Greene once said, ”Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain.”  Let’s do it. In that spirit, Scottie Andrew, Digital News Journalist of CNN, published a great article of suggestions to deal with the changes taking place in our society because of coronavirus and its historic 2020 pandemic disease named...

Visit a mixing bowl of distant past and vibrant present – Annapolis, Maryland

A historic city as seen from the eyes of Jeff Fleming, a brilliant young Chesapeake Bay photo artist and photojournalist  … Estimated Reading Time: 16 minutes – SBFL* 6 – PLANNED and VISITED – If you have never visited or have not been there lately by land or water to one of the jewels of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), you really should.  I am talking about the “Town at Proctor’s,” later called the “Town at the Severn,” and much later renamed “Anne Arundel’s Towne.” It was finally renamed “Annapolis” by the third Royal Governor of Maryland, Francis Nicholson after he moved the capital of the royal colony. He renamed the town Annapolis after Princess Anne of Denmark and Norway, soon to be Queen Anne...