When a colleague goes up to Baltimore for work on a Saturday, there is nothing to prohibit a wanderlust-afflicted friend from jumping into the passenger seat of a zipcar and zipping along to “that place on the map”, a place chosen by pointing an indiscriminate finger at a peninsula north east of the city, invitingly shaded over with green and surrounded -as a peninsula should be- with blue.
And so it is I found myself discovering North East, MD, and Elk Neck State Park on a cloudy yet beautiful Saturday afternoon.
Surprised to discover that the ‘cliffs’ were actually quite jagged
Glimpses of sailboats through some overhanging branches
Glimpses of clouds through others
Even a beach, although perhaps not for tanning
The azure sky peaking through the grey clouds, winking at us
Signs of autumn in the air and in the trees
A well-deserved break for lunch and people-watching at the busiest intersection of North East
Munching on crabcakes and morsels of friendly conversation
Strolling through the miniature yet Victorian-esque town
‘Twas an adventurous day indeed!