Waterways - The Link to A New World, Even Today
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Thinking back to the simpler times, or so they say,
the journey to the new world began via the water. The vast reaches
of the Chesapeake Bay were first explored centuries ago using the
winds and the tides aboard whatever craft available. Years later
the primary method of securing goods as well as transportation to
"the city" was aboard paddle wheelers or steam ships.
In most water towns, near the tips of the peninsulas, were steam
boat landings. The "Lancaster" made its way into Carter Creek many
times; dropping off supplies, picking up consumer goods and also
carrying locals to see relatives in the cities along the bay. And
what a great way to see the world it was, and still is.
Steaming up the bay toward Baltimore, stopping off at other
landings to make a full load, nothing compares to the views and
perspective of exploring from the water.
Even today, one of the most picturesque ways to take in the
scenery, wildlife, and gorgeous homes along Carter Creek is by
boat. The cove cruises present The Tides Inn and area in a
whole new light. You feel the breeze, hear and see birds as
they fly over, notice the splash of a fish near the boat and
discover nature that flourishes in the Northern Neck region.
You will be privy to views of homes only available by water, hear
the stories of our experienced Captains relaying the history of The
Tides Inn and the rich heritage of Carter Cree all providing a
whole new perspective to the resort experience.