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Tangier Island Visit

One place I’ve wanted to see for a long time is Tangier Island, an isolated island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. In fact, it’s so isolated that the natives (particularly the older residents) have their own Elizabethan dialect, resulting from centuries of separation from the mainland. I’m all about experiencing different cultures, and this one is only a few hours away (2 hours by car, then 1.5 hours by boat).

This is the where we left from, in Onancock, VA (pic was taken the evening before).


We took a lovely ride over in the Bay on the Joyce Marie.


We rode around the island on a golf cart (people drive these carts, ride bikes or scooters, or just walk to get around the island).

Time stands still here and reminds us of a bygone era, when things were safer and people more innocent.
Crabbing is the traditional mainstay here on the island. It is certainly a struggling way of life, and the younger generations tend to leave the island to find other work. Here is a crab shanty.
There is a lovely unspoiled beach on the island (but watch out for the sand flies!)

Having some wholesome family-style food…

Heading home on the ferry and relishing this unique American experience…

Comments on: "Tangier Island Visit" (4)

  1. All of these pictures are so great!

  2. I loved this – never heard of it before and would love to see it sometime.

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