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MD 33: Easton to Tilghman Island

The weekend after I was in Waldorf, Maryland.  The following weekend, I returned to Maryland.  This time to the Eastern Shore and for a Curling Bonspiel at the Chesapeake Curling Club in Easton.  During some downtime between matches, I took a ride out on MD 33 and also MD 579 to check out some of the islands and peninsulas that reach into the Chesapeake.

For the entire Flickr Set - head here.

It was an amazingly blustery day - and with the passage of a cold front the night before - it made for some chilly conditions especially when you are trying to take photos from an exposed position on the Chesapeake Bay!

The wind was strong enough that the sea gulls had trouble flying into the headwind!



If there was one thing I will remember about Maryland 33 - and Maryland 579 as well - were all of the small rural Methodist chapels.  A lot of the chapels only have service a few times a year - with many of them still advertising their Christmas service - three weeks later.



A lot of these rural ch…

Exploring MD 254 and 257

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Southern Maryland for work.  On the way home, I took a quick trip down MD 257 and 254 to Cobb Island.  It's a quick little ride off of US 301 just north of the Nice Bridge.

The entire Flickr Set is here.

I drove MD 257 all the way to where MD 254 branches off towards Cobb Island. Cobb Island has an important place in the history of radio.



I was actually surprised that there wasn't more in Cobb Island.  The entire island is home to numerous residential homes (it appears the people actually live here vs. vacation here) with no room for an easy pull of to take photos of the Potomac.  Oh well, the surprises were soon to begin.

Back at MD 257, I took a right to head towards Rock Point.  The views also were not available.  But there's a neat narrow concrete road once MD 257 ends.



When you head away from Rock Point on MD 257 to head back towards MD 254, you come across this old sign gem.



Heading back to US 301, there are a few older building that …

Thursday Jersey: Palisades Interstate Parkway

This week's installment of Thursday Jersday takes us to North Jersey, to the Palisades Interstate Parkway. The Palisades Interstate Parkway is one of the major thoroughfares in Bergen County, New Jersey, and runs from the George Washington Bridge up to Rockland County, New York, alongside the Palisades of the Hudson River.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougtone/sets/72157622941819060/ - Doug Kerr's photos

Thursday Jersday: Beesleys Point Bridge

Here's a feature that I plan on doing every Thursday for the next few months. I'll be posting a link to a New Jersey collection of photos I've taken and posted onto Flickr, for your enjoyment.

The first week's installment will take us to the controversial Beesleys Point Bridge, which crosses over the Great Egg Harbor in South Jersey. Enjoy!



Beesleys Point Bridge (December 2011 photos)

Beesleys Point Bridge (February 2005 photos, as a bonus)