Chesapeake Bay - my new favorite giant body of water.
I've been craving a day at the beach. Although the Atlantic isn't too far away, the thought of driving 4 hours in traffic to a crowded beach didn't seem worth it. I stumbled across a small article in a free paper here in town about North Beach, MD. It's only 30 miles from our house, and it has all of the offerings of a decent beach town: sand, boardwalk, ice cream stand, hot dog vendor, candy store, and seafood restaurant.
2011 will mark the summer I fell in love with the Chesapeake Bay.
The sand beach is divided in two by a nice size peer. I didn't get the chance to fish from the peer, but maybe Kathryn will let me try next time.
We went for a walk down the boardwalk to get a plate of mussels, crab chowder, and cold beers.
The beach had filled in by the end of the day, but it was far from overrun.