|I started out a bit late this past weekend but I managed to drive to Saint Michaels and then to Tilghman Island – fifteen miles further south of St. Michaels – on the Eastern Shore of Maryland; just because the weather was so gorgeous!
If you have not been to St. Michaels you may consider a visit one day. There is good food, shopping, gorgeous surroundings and plenty of history. Just two blocks east of Main Street there is a beautiful marina and a museum that this time around I had no time to visit.
Being there late in the day, the sun was very low in the sky so the light had that golden color that we photographers crave for and as I was walking around town I noticed the intense red color of the door of the Christ Church St. Michaels contrasting with the tombstones and the trees, bared of leaves this time of the year.
From the church and going towards the museum you pass by the old Navy Point Marine Historic houses dating back to 1851 and on the opposite side of the path and floating among modern boats there is a replica of a “shallop”, a small boat that was used in 1608 to make the first detailed exploration of the Chesapeake Bay. It is hard to imagine that boat carrying 10 to 12 men, but that was then.
Before returning home I rushed to Tilghman Island because I wanted to find a small chapel that I saw many years ago and which I did not have a chance to photograph back then; it was still there as I remembered it, a picture of which you can see in the gallery of pictures of this trip.