Thursday, December 27, 2012

Day 116 - Chesapeake City

House 1
Bridge over the C&D Canal
Today I had the pleasure of  meeing my friend Joan in the historic little town of Chesapeake City.  It is in northern Maryland near the top of the Chesapeake Bay.  Actually, Chesapeake City is on the C&D Canal, which connects the Elk River (which is a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay) to the Delaware River, which flows into the Delaware Bay and eventually into the Atlantic Ocean.

Christmas Fish
The town of Chesapeake City has had its ups and downs over the years, according to the history you can read at this link.  Today it is a pleasant place on the National Register of Historic Places, with gift shops, boutiques, restaurants, and bed and breakfasts.

Although it had not snowed in Chesapeake City, they did get plenty of rain yesterday, and today it was cold and blustery, with cloudy gray skies.  Occasionally the sun would peak through.

Best View in Town
Well Used
Before we began our walk, Joan and I went to the local cafe and had hot tea and hot chocolate.  Then we walked up and down the streets, noting which shops we wanted to visit when we were done with our walk.  Of course, we made a couple of purchases, then ended our walk with lunch at the Bayard House.  We also made a visit to Steve Gottlieb of Horizon Workshops, walking up to his third floor gallery.  He had the best view in town from his wavy glass windows.

Double Doors
Former General Store
Tonight we will spend the night in Elkton and continue our adventures tomorrow.  I love exploring Maryland, as you may know by now, even if the weather is not always best for outdoor photography.

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Cam's rules for the Daily Photo Walk:
  1. walk every day
  2. the walk must be in addition to any other planned activity for the day
  3. post a photo every day
  4. use my Nikon P7100 (it is a very convenient size and weight)
  5. no weather excuses
  6. walk only where it is safe to do so

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