Wednesday, July 27, 2022

The Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay was formed over 11000 years ago. Native American tribes centered their world around Chesepoic - the country of the great rivers. The Boardwalk existed as early as 1930 which was just two blocks long in those days. It was rebuilt many times after being destroyed by hurricanes. The present one is about half a mile long and is a meeting place for the local residents. I found the best time to click pictures was during sunrise.
People having their morning walk, some jog while others take their dogs for a morning walk.
Fishing enthusiasts would turn up early in the hope of making a catch.
There was a band (The Winstons) playing in the evening and I captured a part of their performance.
The young (and the young at heart) were shaking a leg to the wonderful music.
I found the energy level of the performers quite high as can be seen in the video. Found a peculiar type of tree opposite the boardwalk. Was it a creeper or was it some sort of parasite on the tree?
Earlier we had dinner at the Vaughan Cheese, run by Megan and Tyler. It was an experience in itself especially regarding the different forms of cheese.
Found a few birds along the bay like the Royal tern.
Trying to identify this bird
There were man made platforms specially erected for the Ospreys for their nesting season.
More on the Ospreys and its nesting habits in the next blog.
Earlier we had been to Annapolis and spent half a day there. The memorial that I saw at the city dock is the only memorial in the United States that commemorates the actual name and place of an enslaved African, Kunta Kinte. It reminded me of all that I read (about four decades ago) in the book "Roots" by Alex Haley.
Did some window shopping there.
Here were some recycled articles made from old cans in Madagascar, Africa, for sale.
Now to work on the Osprey video.

23 comments:

Unknown said...

Great photos. I remember learning about Kunta Kinte, and of course the tv series and the book.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Joe for capturing Annapolis and other places. Seeing it differently thru your pics. Even though I have been there it's totally different when I view your video and pics.
Thanks a lot
Sheila

DUTA said...

As usual, your photos and videos are highly captivating!
I'm impressed by the peculiar tree, by the Kunta Kinte Memorial, by the variety of cheese forms, by the music of the Winstons..in fact, by everything displayed in this post.

Liz A. said...

It looks like a lovely place.

Bijoux said...

Looks like a beautiful place to visit. My son worked last year as a cheesemonger and in a shop like that.

Penelope Notes said...

Thank you for sharing this. Your videos are a toe-tapping delight! Perhaps it is an old ivy that died with thick vines still wrapped around the tree. :))

Ed said...

The first time I read Roots, was he first time I had ever wished a book didn’t end. I’ve read it many times over forty years and still have the book.

Anonymous said...

Nice photos and videos. I enjoyed the 15 minutes evening song, nicely captured with clear voice, atmosphere and mood, Good to see your after retirement life,,,, Inspired - Milind Waichal

baili said...

Wow what a wonderful sharing friend i really enjoyed each photo every shot is masterpiece no doubt loved the sunrise and birds most .videos are so much fun too .Thank you for sharing all the hustle and bustle of life

baili said...

Blessings

ellen abbott said...

Very nice photo of the sunset. And I think that little gray bird you wanted to identify is a mockingbird.

Haddock said...

Thanks Ellen Abbott. Now that you mentioned it, I think it is a Mockingbird.

Rabbit said...

Ha ha 😄. Does it matter what you wear. Very interesting post 👍

joeh said...

My folks lived on the eastern shore of the bay on one of the many creeks. The Bay is a wonderful place, especially in the spring and fall.

Blue claw crabs...mmmm.

Quinley said...

These are all beautiful photos. I love your photos of the birds. :) And it looks like you had a good time.
-Quinley

Christine said...

Looks beautiful there. Nice videos

Iris Flavia said...

Love the saying "The young (and the young at heart) "! :-)
And the cheese, the ocean, the birds the happy people.

Roberta R. said...

Chesapeake Bay looks so peaceful and relaxing - your pics are really beautiful too (I especially liked the ones with the birds and the peculiar tree).

VENTANA DE FOTO said...

El mundo de las aves es apasionante. Buen reportaje, que nos acerca a la vida de esas hermosas aves.
Te agradezco el comentario y visita a mi blog.

Que tengas una buena semana.

José Antonio Sánchez Rumí said...

Nice report, that first photo is spectacular, the rest very good and illustrative.
Thank you.
Best regards.

Rehoboth said...

Excellent
Thanks

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