Our September issue’s roundup of great coastal roadtrips, has me daydreaming about a wonderful drive I took last month.
About 20 of us gathered for a family reunion in the cute town of St. Michaels, Maryland, on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, where we shopped, wandered, toured and ate our fill of seafood. We stayed at the Harbourtowne resort just outside of town, which was a delight. Our group had a separate wing with adjoining patios, and we talked into the night as a cooling breeze blew off the Bay.
After we said goodbye, I took a meandering route back to D.C, driving shaded country roads to the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry, which calls itself the nation’s oldest privately run ferry, dating to the late 1600s. The ¾-mile trip crosses the Tred Avon River, and is a wonderful chance to get out on the water. Along with cars, there were plenty of bikes on our Sunday morning crossing. The area has some of the best cycling routes in the country. But even from the driver's seat of a rental car, I could tell we were somewhere special.