Friday, August 23, 2013

The View from Dog Harbor, Tilghman's Island, MD

It was a beautiful sunshine filled day with bright blue skies and just a hint of a heatwave as I headed out onto the Eastern Shore of Maryland one Monday morning back in mid July. I was filled with enthusiasm at the thought of not knowing exactly what my first day on the Eastern Shore would hold. After driving through the quaint village of St. Michael's, Maryland, I drove over Knapps Narrows and crossed the drawbridge which connects Tilghman's Island to the mainland.

This is considered the mid Chesapeake Bay Region with many a Maryland and Delaware Beach within an hours drive, but I wanted to see a little bit of Tilghman's Island before checking out St. Michael's. I had seen Tilghman's on maps and read about it as I researched my destination earlier in the summer, but wasn't sure I'd take the time to drive out to the island. However, I had gotten such an early start to the day that I decided to go for it. I pulled onto Tilghman's Island and stopped almost immediately at Dog Harbor to take a few images. It was pristine and beautiful as I looked out across the harbor at the beautiful bay. I learned since visiting Tilghman's that it is a true working waterman's village and is home to the last commercial sailboat fleet in North America, the skipjacks, which makes its home in Dog Harbor. I wished I'd taken some images of the boats, but there was only so many hours in a day and I had a full day planned ahead of me. I have more images from my trip to share and provided you aren't totally sick of seeing images from my trip, I'll be back soon with more. Have a fantastic weekend. ENJOY!

1 comment :

  1. Love the low perspective, and reflections, what a great place to visit. Cheers, Jean.