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

September 13, 2011

Sept. 12 - St. Michaels, MD

Day 178 - Bike Trip
San Domingo Creek - Anchorage

This area of the Eastern Shore is very popular with bicyclists. The countryside is fairly flat with beautiful scenery. We rode from St. Michaels to Easton, this area runs along the Miles River and is mostly farmland. The fields were full of corn, soybean and milo. The farms are beautiful...well keep grounds, white fences and each were marked with a sign telling the name of the farm and when it was established. We had lunch At Hill’s Pharmacy in Easton, an old pharmacy soda fountain. It brought back memories of the ones we use to have at home. After exploring Easton a little we rode to Oxford. It's a quaint little fishing town that was founded in 1694. We felt like we had ridden into Mayberry...beautiful old homes, churches and business, a very small village with no traffic lights. We took another break here and enjoyed the afternoon.

The third leg of our trip started with a ferry ride from Oxford to Bellevue. We then continued our ride through farmland and forests back to St. Michaels. It was a beautiful trip, through gorgeous countryside. The weather was fantastic and there was a wonderful scent in the air the whole day. I guess it was the pine and cedar trees, not really sure, but it was so refreshing. We rode about thirty miles and saw a beautiful part of Maryland...it was a great day. Click here to see a map of the route we took today. 

Some of the farms we went by today
A street in Easton
Some of the dairy cows we saw between Eaton and Oxford
Waterman boats in Oxford
Oxford Inn and Pope's Tavern
A street in Oxford
The Oxford Market
The ferry to Bellevue - looks just like the ones that takes us to Port Aransas
Royal Oak General Store
Part of the road from Bellevue to St. Michaels

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