Blogs from Saint Michaels, Maryland, United States, North America

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Solomons Is. is an old oyster outpost on the bay. It is touristy and offers meticulously maintained old houses with docks, a few blocks of board walk along the mile-wide Patuxent river, some nice galleries and small souvenir shops, owners of which often aren't local, coming from NY or NJ. The heart of the island is a great maritime museum, worth a visit. The oyster industry that Solomons was once famous for is long gone but the local watermen supply enough still for local restaurants and bars. There has been the restoration of the oyster beds under way in the region and so after the total collapsein the 70th-80th the oysters are now gradually coming back. And Patuxent oysters are believed to be the fattiest and the tastiest ones as compared to their NY or the ... read more
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June 9:We're on the road again to visit our families up north and explore more uncharted vacation spots. Begin Week One: Included in our first week of family gatherings and celebrations was a trip to St Michael's where we ate lunch overlooking the harbor. After lunch we visited to the Maritime Museum, with its boat building workshops and fascinating octagon shaped light house. We took a tour of the Chesapeake in an old fishing boat and later Amy and Sean attempted to catch blue crabs and oysters but decided to leave that to the experts. The following day we took Alex for a hike and picnic at nearby Jug Bay Wildlife Preserve followed by a visit to the Merkle Wildlife Preserve. These natural areas provided a more serene glimpse of the way life used to be ... read more
Butterflies on Jug Bay




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