|Northbeach on the Western shores of Chesapeake Bay.|
|Boats, boats, everywhere you look.|
If you like the water and boating you'll love it here. Fingers of land jut into the bay making perfect, protected anchorages that bristle with masts and powerboat bridges.
|Calvert Marine Museum|
At good place to start is Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons. The museum covers all facets of area boating from boat building, commercial fishing, racing and pleasure.
|Pawtuxent Small Craft Guild.|
|Drum Point Lighthous|
Also fascinating is the 1883 hexagonal Drum Point Lighthouse that dominates the adjacent docks.
Pawtuxent River Cruises offers our-long cruises aboard the historic 189 buyboat Wm. B. Tennison docked at the marina there.
Fishing more your thing? I went out on Mary Lou Too, a 46-foot charter fishing boat, with its personable captain Russ Mogel. Striped bass (stripers, rockfish) are top springtime catches; black drum, spot, croakers, sea trout, Spanish mackerel, white perch and bluefish are prevalent the rest of the year.
|Sharp's Island Light|
As we approached the docks, we saw an eagle devouring its catch on the jetties.
|Eagle at brunch.|
|Fishermen at Northbeach Pier.|
You can find charter boats all over the area as well as fishing piers like the one at North Beach.