March 2011

Byzantium Bound » Jane Meneely and her childhood chum Karen sail where the winds take them—in this case, Eastern Bay. In the author's overactive imagination, though, it's Byzantium, the land of youth, passion and sensuality.

Have Trailer, Will Travel : Above and Beyond » Resident angler and environmental guru John Page Williams and friends launch his Boston Whaler on the upper Rappahannock River, where echoes of historic events call from the shore and nature dominates the present-day landscape. Read this article

Dances With Feathers » Wildlife photographer Kevin Fleming's new book, Wild Delmarva, features stunning imagery of all sorts of Chesapeake critters--from turtles to skunks. We offer a look at some of the best from the avian realm--a bird ballet, if you will.

Bypoints : Picture of Patience
You need more than a good camera and a good eye to take great wildlife shots. You need Patience, with a capital P, something our editor admits he doesn't have. Read this article

Marina Hopping : Channeling Sea Rays
While exploring the Gunpowder River, Jody Argo Schroath makes a stop at MarineMax Gunpowder Marina, bringing back memories of days gone by and a Sea Ray-obsessed old friend.
Cruise of the Month : One Dark Storm, One Bright Idea
With a nasty storm on the horizon, Jody Argo Schroath tucks into a tiny bay south of Cove Point, ending up with shelter from the storm and an unplanned tour of historic Cove Point Light. Read this article

Meneely Under Way : Simple Gifts
Along the edges of beaches, as in life, one often finds the most precious treasures--whether they be arrowheads or the start of a new journey. 

March Cruiser's Calendar