Monday, September 19, 2011

St. Michael's and Oxford

We spent the weekend at anchor.  We invited some family friends to join us-Ken and Peggy Townsend.  We motored over to the south side of St. Michael's, MD, a popular boating area.  We anchored in a quiet anchorage surround by big houses with beautiful big lawns on the creek. It was quiet and peaceful. We even saw deer a couple of times. Where we anchored off of Broad Creek is often called the "back door" to St Michael's, most boats go to the north side of the town to the harbor there.  We liked the peaceful side.  We dinghied to the back side of town and walked about a half mile to the maritime museum.  They have a bay lighthouse to tour and see what it was like to live on one out in the bay away from land.  It was originally located 40 miles south of St. Michael's.  It has living quarters and an outhouse for the operator. The museum showcased the lifestyle of the people living on the bay.  They had crabbing and oyster boats.  Some for the kids to crawl on and in to see what it was like to live on.  They even had and area to catch crabs and try oystering off the dock.  It was a great family friendly museum and we learned so much.

On Sunday afternoon we pulled up anchor and motored a couple hours over to Oxford and anchored across from the channel headed into this historic Maryland town.  It was also a lovely area, but not quite as lovely as Broad Creek.  Monday morning we dinghied over to Oxford for a short walk around town.  We visited the small town museum.  Oxford is one of the oldest towns in Maryland.  We headed back to the boat for the afternoon trip back to the Marina.  It was a great weekend.

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