A ship, like a human being, moves best when is slightly athwart the wind, when it has to keep its sails tight and attend its course. Ships, like men, do poorly when the wind is directly behind, pushing them sloppily on their way so that no care is required in steering or in the management of sails; the wind seems favorable, for it blows in the direction one is heading, but actually it is destructive because it induces a relaxation in tension and skill. What is needed is a wind slightly opposed to the ship, for then tension can be maintained, and juices flow and ideas can germinate, for ships, like men, respond to challenge. James Michener’s “Chesapeake”
CHESAPEAKE BAY ~ ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST TREASURED NATURAL WATERWAYS.
Chesapeake Bay – Approximately 800 miles north of the Florida coast and an equal distance south of Casco Bay, Maine, lays one of the largest watershed basins in the United States: the Chesapeake Bay, child of the “mother of waters”. The bay is 200 miles long and its watershed includes six states. With over 5,600 miles of shoreline, 46 principle rivers, and countless creeks, the Chesapeake Bay is the largest inland body of water on the East Coast. Snug harbors and cozy coves provide vast opportunities for exploration and adventure. For the mariner searching for a boater’s paradise, where the seasons are long and the weather mild, the Chesapeake Bay should be at the top of the list. The water provides a center for travel, commerce and leisure, home to many species of wildlife, and a great natural resource. Captain John Smith described the Chesapeake Bay - “a faire bay…heaven and earth never agreed better to frame a place for man’s habitation”.
MARYLAND’S EASTERN SHORE LIFESTYLE
Full Time ~ Part Time ~ Any Time
The Upscale Lifestyle of Eastern Shore Living is here when you want it, but it’s just one small part of the story. Give or take the opening of a fancy new restaurant or boutique or art gallery a short walk from the old hardware store ~ most of us go to Chesapeake Country for the same reasons people have been going to “The Shore” for a century.
Because it’s several degrees cooler, and the scent of salt is in the air. Because a walk along shore, a boat ride on the creek, a great sunrise can turn around a bad mood. Because the dogs look forward to running free all week. Because every year the waterfowl raise their broods in full view on local waters, while we watch and fret for months whether they’ll all make it to adulthood. In the early morning, when the sky lightens to lavender and pink, enjoy your coffee and read your paper ~ at dusk, watch herds of deer wander along the river. Because you can lose yourself in cooking a meal for an entire day, and it’s always a thrill to buy fresh produce at a farm stand, seafood from the locals, or pick you own home grown spices and flowers.
Because there’s no better place to make memories for a child. A place of the heart where family bonds are strengthed and deepened. Where parents teach daughters and sons to fish and read the stars. Where life’s lessons are passed from one generation to the next. The Eastern Shore and family go together. They are one and the same. Works of nature. Created from love. And made to last forever.
Because The Eastern Shore is simple, uncomplicated joy. Of holding hands. Of sharing stories. Of watching sunlight dance on water. Where the spirit of nature reaches into our souls and makes us whole. A world where we rediscover our profound love for one another. It's a sanctuary from everyday life and a return to what we were meant to be. But most of all, because we all feel looser and more creative and more like our “real” selves out there. That is what Shore Life or Chesapeake Lifestyle is all about.
CHESAPEAKE BAY ~ "GREAT SHELLFISH BAY"
“And so, in the middle of the Chesapeake…he turned his log canoe not to the turbulent western shore…but to the quieter eastern shore, and that simple choice made all the difference.” James A. Michener, Chesapeake
Talbot County, Maryland An area steeped in history A unique blend of a small town atmosphere With a cosmopolitan population “Museum - Quality homes” Economical tax structure A safe atmosphere! There is a richness of the past The joy of the present and warm prospects for the future Maryland’s Eastern Shore is a place That can easily be called “home.”
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Talbot County ~ An area steeped in history ~ A unique blend of a small town atmosphere with a cosmopolitan population ~ “Museum - Quality homes” ~ Economical tax structure ~ A safe atmosphere! ~ There is a richness of the past The joy of the present and warm prospects for the future ~ Talbot County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is a place that can easily be called “home.”