The Delmarva

The Delmarva is the hundreds-mile long peninsula in the mid-Atlantic coast the encloses Chesapeake Bay. It is hooked to the mainland up near Baltimore, and extends down to southern Virginia. In contrast to the densely-populated Atlantic coast, the Delmarva (named for the three states that it comprises: DELaware, MARyland, and VirginiA), is sparsely populated by small and historic towns, with much agriculture and lots of wetlands. So it's great for birdwatching and paddling. I visited the Delmarva during my 5-year stint on the east coast.

First I visited Assateague National Park, a barrier island that is one to a few miles wide, and dozens long. Here is the beach you walk down on the eastern Atlantic side to go camping.

After about 10 miles, I headed west a short distance to the inland side.

Near the town of Cambridge was an old church, built in 1675, though it doesn't look like it from the outside.

Nearby is the large Blackwater Wildlife Preserve, a great place to see birds.

And a couple of shots from within Cambridge itself.

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