Old Man Winter, give us your best shot! We’re ready. We
can take it. We can tough it out till April. You know why?
Because we have Chesapeake Bay Magazine to get us
through, and we have the internets, which means even more
Chesapeake Bay Magazine. So there. . . . Okay,
maybe we shouldn’t be trash-talking Old Man Winter,
because, global climate change notwithstanding, he
probably still has a few nasty haymakers in his repertoire
of winter punches. Nothing to be gained by taunting.
Suffice it to say we’re ready for winter, because the
November issue of CBM is on its way and all’s
right with the Chesapeake world.
Steve Earley, our Tidewater Virginia photo whiz, gives you
a generous look at Onancock, Va., the cozy, welcoming
waterfront town below Tangier Sound and up a winding creek
on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. New harbormaster’s office, an
embarrassment of restaurant riches, great
cruising/anchoring grounds, kayak rentals, doughnuts made
from scratch. Mmmm, what more could you want? Senior
editor Jody Schroath takes us to Tolchester
Marina on the upper Eastern Shore and, in Cruise
of the Month, to her new favorite among the many
Mill creeks scattered about the Bay. This Mill Creek is on
the Patuxent River . . . no, the other Mill Creek
off the Patuxent.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the feature section, we share the
gorgeous and evocative aerial photography of a playful new
book, Shoreline Shapes and Monsters of the Chesapeake,
by Easter Shore photographer Hunter Harris. Can you see
Pepe Le Pew in the swirls of pollen on the Tred Avon
River? . . . And good ol’ Marty LeGrand, our award-winning
How Stuff Works specialist, tells us about the latest
reclamation project of the Maryland Environmental Service,
the quasi-public agency that used dredge spoil to rebuild
Hart-Miller and Poplar islands.
Whether you are winterizing your boat yourself or are
planning to leave more ambitious projects to the experts,
our Marine Services Guide will get you started. Our online
service and maintenance checklist will get you rolling
with the winterizing. And some of the best marine services
facilities on the Bay can help with bigger projects, like
custom carpentry, engine repowering, prop/shaft repairs,
gelcoat and fiberglass repairs and lots more. Download
checklist, find a marine services specialist here.
Marina on Back Creek in Solomons, Md., is
offering a big transient discount for card-carrying BoatUS
members. Only $1 per foot, per night, plus electric.
Beach Resort & Spa, in Chesapeake
Beach, Md., offers a stay and play package with overnight
accommodations, $25 game play, 20% off spa services, and a
$25 resort voucher. Advanced reservations suggested. Valid
until 10/31/13. Restrictions apply. 866-312-5596; cbresortspa.com
Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md.,
offers free day-docking at their members-only marina for
all family-level memberships and above. To join call
410-745-2916 or online at cbmm.org