Thursday, July 22, 2010

St. Michaels... The Eastern Shore

 St. Michaels Marina
In search of the real thing.

Crew Istaboa is tiring of the resort marinas and our itch for real-authentic northeastern style boatyness has not been scratched. So, today we head over to the eastern shore of the Chesapeake hoping to find it at Saint Michaels. We'll see... we understand it has really good restaurants and we're hoping for some good Maryland Crab. Maybe it's the proximity to Baltimore or DC that makes this northern section of the Bay so touristy. Not sure why, but we hope St. Micheals is the answer.
So far our favorite cruising has been in the southern part of the Chesapeake.
The York River area seems to have our vote.

Crossing our fingers, we head west...




  1. csandrews@hotmail.comJuly 22, 2010 at 12:18 PM


    Some recommendations for your consideration:

    1.) Anchor off of the U.S. Naval Academy in Anapolis. Wednesday during "happy hour" sailboat race is awesome! Short dingy ride to Old Harbor tie-up and a wide array of restaurants.

    2.) Up the Bay to the Chestertown on the Chester River; great old Eastern Shore town w/less tourism.

    3.) Further up the Bay to the Sassafras River (last exit before C&D Canal) and then up the river to the tiny non-touristy village of Georgetown. You can anchor just before the bridge or dock (rec: Georgetown Yacht Basin...very dog friendly and the owners and staff are equally so. Ralph and his family are the owners since its founding in the 1940s) walk to two very different restaurants.

    Hope to meet you upon your return to Stuart.

    Craig Andrews

  2. Thanks Craig... Good info. We may wait until fall before making all those stops. The heat is brutal here.
    Might hit Annapolis before heading back south to leave the boat for a while.
    We have really enjoyed this area a lot. Folks are very friendly and the food is really good.
    Again, Thanks so much for all the tips.
    Bob and Mel