June 2011

Back to Bohemia  » Senior editor Jody Argo Schroath takes an early-season trip to the upper Eastern Shore's Bohemia River -- a hoppin', happenin' family place in the warm months. But Jody wanted to see it at a quieter time, for a change, without the beer and skittles, as she puts it.

2011 Best of the Bay Survey Results » It's that time of year again, folks, when we reveal the results of our annual Best of the Bay survey -- your chance to tell us and your fellow readers the best places to go and things to do on our beloved Bay. And, as is our new tradition, we accompany the survey results with the winning entries in this year's Best of the Bay photo contest!  Read this article

Bay Folks Abroad » For editor-at-large Wendy Mitman Clarke, one of the great surprises of her new world-cruising life has been that she meets Bay people everywhere. Herewith we debut Bay Folks Abroad, the first in an occasional series from Wendy, introducing us to the invariably interesting Chesapeake people she meets in far-away places.

Bypoints : Plans A Through D
His mama didn't raise any dummies. The boss hatches a plan for exploring the Bay, one Best of the Bay nominee at a time. Read this article

Cruise of the Month : Caught Knapping
With a trip to Tilghman, Jody Argo Schroath accomplishes two great things: (1) She wins the first-fabulous-crabcake-of-the-season honors among her friends, and (2) she finally goes to Knapps Narrows, not just through it.
Angler's Almanac : Give Me a Day in June
It's hard to beat the merry month of June for good fishing, says John Page Williams. The weather's warming up, but not too much and, depending on where you fish, it's a real mixed bag -- from rockfish, perch and speckled trout to flounder, croaker and puppy drum. Read this article
Bay Journal : A Ray of Hope for the Beleaguered Oyster
A baby oyster boom, measured in last fall's "spatfall" index, offers a sliver of good news for the downtrodden Chesapeake bivalve.  By Karl Blankenship.

June Cruiser's Calendar