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Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge – A Reason to Visit the Shore in the Winter

Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge – A Reason to Visit the Shore in the Winter

What do you do in the winter in an area touted as a warm weather destination?  Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge near Rock Hall, Maryland has more notoriety as winter destination than summer, even though it’s a 2285 acre island in a region known for fishing, boating, crabbing, canoeing and […]

 
 

What is a Buyboat Anyway?

Chesapeake Bay Buy Boat P.E. Pruitt

  The Chesapeake Bay Buy Boat Reunion was held this year (August 3-4, 2012) at Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield, Maryland. What’s a Buy Boat or Buyboat? It’s a boat whose captain would buy a waterman’s catch directly off that waterman’s boat, and then take the catch to one of […]

 
 

Address to a Haggis

Address to a Haggis

The Travel Hag Campout at Elk Neck State Park was great fun despite the downpour over our pot-luck dinner. Eleven hags and hagmen participated, camping in tents, trailers and cabins at Elk Neck State Park– a 2100 acre, bay-side campground at the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay. Though the hags […]

 
 

16 Hags Paddled the Transquaking River – One got Towed

16 Hags Paddled the Transquaking River – One got Towed

Our last Travel Hag Adventure was July 23rd when 15 hags and their hag-men met the outfitters where the Transquaking River is crossed by Drawbridge Road.  Travel hags came from the Eastern Shore, Washington DC and Pennsylvania.  About half those who met had little or no kayaking experience and most […]

 
 

Travel Hags – Campout at Elk Neck at the Head of the Chesapeake

Travel Hags – Campout at Elk Neck at the Head of the Chesapeake

The Travel Hags have scheduled a camp out for September 9-11 at Elk Neck State Park in Cecil County. Elk Neck is famous for being at the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay, and for its scenic lighthouse at Turkey Point. So far Hags will be coming from Dorchester, Worcester, Somerset, […]

 
 

Old Salty’s – Crab Cakes and Ghosts on Hoopers Island

Old Salty’s – Crab Cakes and Ghosts on Hoopers Island

  Old Salty’s is a popular destination restaurant in lower Dorchester County housed in a renovated old school building. I didn’t know it was rumored to be haunted until I ran into an employee at an event in Cambridge. The employee said it was haunted and that he’d had a […]

 
 

Haunted Paddle near Blackwater – Travel Hag Kayak Adventure

Haunted Paddle near Blackwater – Travel Hag Kayak Adventure

  The Travel Hags will meet on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the Drawbridge Road Crossing of the Transquaking River near Cambridge, MD. From there, outfitters from Blackwater Paddle and Peddle will launch fifteen to twenty women (and maybe a few men) in kayaks down the Transquaking River for a […]

 
 

Transquaking River Paddle – What NOT to do on a Kayaking Trip

Transquaking River Paddle – What NOT to do on a Kayaking Trip

We have a Travel Hag Adventure planned for July 23rd to paddle the Transquaking River in Lower Dorchester County near Blackwater Wildlife Refuge.  A canal has been cut to connect two sections of the river making a five mile loop convenient for paddlers.  Since we have a few beginners on […]

 
 

Travel Hag Campout at Janes Island – Great Success Despite the Storm

Travel Hag Campout at Janes Island – Great Success Despite the Storm

On a hot, sunny weekend in June, travel hags from Maryland and Delaware came together for a weekend of fun camping out in Janes Island State Park in Crisifeld, Maryland. We hitched up the r-pod camper to go the few short miles to Janes Island which is located at the […]

 
 

Unionville Maryland – Town Founded by Eighteen African American Soldiers

Unionville Maryland – Town Founded by Eighteen African American Soldiers

I’ve lived in Maryland all my life and had never heard of Unionville, a small community on between St. Michaels and Easton. It is linked to a touching Civil War story – a story of “after-war” success of those facing the greatest challenges for survival. During the Civil War Harriet […]

 
 

Time to Visit Tangier Island – Great Family Day Trip

Time to Visit Tangier Island – Great Family Day Trip

Tangier Island is one of two inhabited off-shore islands (not connected by causeway) located in the Chesapeake Bay. Located in Virginia, Tangier Island is about 14 miles off the coast of Crisfield and has about 500 inhabitants, most making a living off the Bay by crabbing in the summer and […]

 
 

Lilyan Stratton Corbin Library .. and Mausoleum .. in Crisfield, MD

Lilyan Stratton Corbin Library .. and Mausoleum .. in Crisfield, MD

This being National Library Week, I offer a post about our hometown library, here in rural Somerset County, Maryland. When you check out a book at the Lilyan Stratton Corbin Library on Main Street in Crisfield, look up to the right and you’ll see a large urn set in a […]

 
 
 
 
 

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