Chesapeake Bay Travel Article

3 May 1998:  The fleet cross the start line in the Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis, USA at the start of the eighth leg of the Whitbread Round the World race for the Volvo Trophy .   Mandatory Credit: Stephen Munday/ALLSPORT

Peak Season on Chesapeake Bay

"In summer, MARYLAND'S EASTERN SHORE offers unique pleasures: sailing on an old skipjack, savoring soft-shell crabs, paddling the tidelands, relaxing at Colonial-era inns and biking country byways.

Los Angeles Times Article by - SUSAN SPANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
OXFORD, Md. — You see them everywhere on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the weekend sailors. They are unmistakable with their deep tans, their baggy shorts, their frayed polo shirts, their Top-Siders worn without socks. Some may not even own their own boats, much less win regattas, but they are inexorably drawn to the Chesapeake Bay.

It's all about the water here, beginning with the sprawling but shallow bay, 200 miles long and up to 20 miles wide. Forty or so rivers flow into it, yielding more places to mess around in boats and a world of soggy marshes beloved by fishermen, kayakers and birds. Then there's the convoluted shoreline, 8,000 miles of it meandering along Maryland and Virginia, where people who don't want to get wet can gaze hypnotically at the water."

Chesapeake Bay area information sourced from http://articles.latimes.com/2002/jun/23/travel/tr-maryland23 - Click here to read the full article at articles.latimes.com

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