Saturday, July 27, 2013

Disappearing islands in the Chesapeake

These two islands are portions of the remains of Maryland's James Island at the mouth of the Little Choptank River. Quite a few families lived here in the 1800s, then hundreds of sica deer. We saw these victims of erosion again today as we sailed up the Little Choptank to Fishing Creek. The tide was higher than five years ago so we were able to get through the shallow section and anchor way up on Church Creek. 

All was quiet until the jet skiers arrived. These noisy creations are just below 
mosquitos on my bothersome scale. 

We dinghied up the creek to Old Trinity Church that was built in the 1780s. Lots of the Carroll family so important in Maryland history were buried here. 

Still hoping for a cool night in this remote anchorage. 

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