"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

September 1, 2011

Aug. 31 - Chestertown, MD

Day 166 – Laid Back Day
Chester River - Anchorage

We are adjusting to our new routine of lazy mornings pretty well. A little coffee, a little GMA and beautiful weather...it makes for a wonderful morning. We bought a crab trap while we were in Rock Hall, so we had that in the water this morning. We didn't have a lot of luck, but we did get one. We'll try to get him a few friends tomorrow.

After lunch we cruised further up the Chester River to Chestertown. The river is surrounded by rolling terrain full of cornfields, barns, silos and beautiful farm homes. We are anchored across the river from Chestertown. Chestertown was founded in 1705; it was one of the Royal Port of Entries in Maryland. Shipping made the town at the navigable head of the Chester River wealthy. In the mid-eighteenth century, Chestertown trailed only Annapolis and was considered Maryland's second leading port. Another area in which Chestertown is second only to Annapolis is in its number of existing eighteenth century homes.

We took the dinghy to town and walked around the historic area a little...it looked like we had stepped back in time. Homes along the main street have small porches where they can sit and visit with each other and to people walking by. We ate dinner on the boat; sitting on the flybridge…so we could take advantage of the wonderful weather.

A few of the farms we saw today
We thought this was a cute place...The Sand Bar. Do you see the boat that is used as the bar?
Chestertown, Maryland
Part of the historic district
Hotel Imperial 

1 comment:

  1. Your photography as usual is beautiful. Sounds like a wonderful trip!! Lisa Snyder