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The Admiral and I headed south from Annapolis on Sat for a weekend getaway at Knapps Narrows Inn and Marina on Tilghman Island for my birthday.
Seas on Sat were only about 1', but even with wind out of the south we were able to average 15 to 16 kts all the way down.
It was hot and sunny and a beautiful day! :)



On arrival, the Knapps Harbormaster directed us to the far end of the marina, right next to the pool. :wink:







We caught this marine police Whaler lurking around the marina while we had a cold beverage at the marina tiki bar.



This Legacy (I believe) was on the hard right near our slip.
Nice boat...



Walked across the drawbridge and checked out some of the "local boats".



Rented a couple of bicycles and decided to explore 'down the island'...
Of course, I had to stop and see some of the locals.



Black Walnut Point, is the southernmost point on Tilghman Island.
The tower in the photo, and the land around it belongs to the Naval Research Laboratory where radar and electro-optical research is conducted for the US Navy.

Not visable in this photo, and about a mile off this point in the Chesapeake Bay is Sharps Island Light, which used to have an actual island around it many, many years ago. The island long ago succumbed to Bay erosion, but the area is favored by locals who drift fish the shallows in search of multiple species of Chesapeake Bay creatures.



This the main north/south road in the island.



One of the famous Tilghman Island "M" houses.



A pair of churches...





I found this 25 Dusky sitting on a side street...



Workboats everywhere...





There were seafood buyers sitting along the dock waiting for the crab boats to pull up and sell them their catch.



This is a rare sight... One of only a handful of Chesapeake Bay Skipjacks still in existance. These boats oyster under sail power...



Back at the marina the next day... a few unusual boats.
I don't know the builder of this one, but she sure is unique.



How about a million-dollar (plus) Hinkley?



A Maryland Natural Resources Police SeaArk alloy pilothouse.



Not sure what model year this SeaRay is, but she has a bit of age on her.



And... probably one of the most active drawbridges in the world. The Knapps Narrows Draw.
This bridge went up and down about every 5 to 10 minutes during the day on Sat and Sun. :shock:



Finally... Some fishing was done, but there were no monsters caught this weekend. :D

 

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Kevin - Happy Birthday. Looks like you guys had a great trip. One of these days I will may the treak and do some cruising on the Chesy. I have not done that since I was a kid on my Aunt and Uncle's blow bote. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Brad
 

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Great photos :) !

Megabyte":24oespvd said:
This Legacy (I believe) was on the hard right near our slip. Nice boat...
I just looked at one as a candidate for my next boat ... the exposed running gear put me off :( ...

I don't know the builder of this one, but she sure is unique.
Man 'oh man, is that a custom hawse pipe or what :?: ? Very cool!
 

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Great travelogue Kevin! Thanks for sharing. Makes me feel like I've been there now.. Maybe we should have a regular feature on CP ...."Where in the World is Megabyte?" :lol:
 
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