Anchored in Town Creek

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Friday, July 17, 2009

We had a great cruise from St. Michaels to Oxford we cruised the Miles river to Knapps Narrows and that is exactly what it is a very NARROW PASSAGE to get to the Choptank River.We hail the bridge tender and request an opening to find there are already three boats waiting and two also requesting from our stern,we sure hope they are all not going where we are odds are NOT there are just so many places to go.We all motor and fall in line to pass through the bridge in an orderly fashion GREAT JOB!!!!IWe are now in the Choptank it is absolutely amazing the amount of water,rivers and coves in the Chesapeake and all so beautiful.We approach the entrance to the TRED- AVON RIVER which is one of the busiest travelled rivers due to the amount of anchorages and river traffic to EASTON.We follow the channel in to Town Creek and find the perfect spot to anchor--in a cove mansions behind us,the SCHOONERS WHARF RESTAURANT close and the town dock for docking the dinghy also close PERFECT oh and also protected from all winds.We have friends here on the "BLUEBERRY GULL" a 48ft Willard and they have a DOXIE!!!!!Will be good to visit with them and catch up.Oxford is a beautiful port of entry established in 1683.It had some of the largest tobacco plantations  and shipping centers.Following the American Revolution they lost their luster,businesss went under,people moved away and cattle roamed free.It took almost a century for the hamlet to dawn again.Oxfords oysters, the railroad and their food packing plants revitalized the hamlet until the 20th century when things quieted down again.Oxford today is a peaceful port whose main business is tourism.Visitors arrive by land and water to recharge in an easy going atmoshere----NO STOP SIGNS---NO TRAFFIC LIGHTS----NO POLICE STATION---just streets of circa 1800 homes lushly landscaped.AHHH!!!!!So NICE.The OXFORD-BELLEVUE FERRY has been in service since 1683.It connects Oxford to St. Michaels,Tilghman Island.Oxford is also the home of the ROBERT MORRIS INN famous for their CRABCAKES.We enjoy the park on the water,watch the sailboats sail the river and an ice cream cone .LIFE IS GOOd!!!!Roger injured his GREAT TOE a week ago and we are dealing with that ----it has not been easy without my CAPTAIN!!!!We will enjoy here a couple days then move on to Cambridge. 
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