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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley

Cambridge Maryland

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I went to this town for the first time and discovered a place I will certainly return to for a few reasons. It had very good food. It had wonderful sights. It looked like an interesting community as we drove through it’s many side streets. It has a great resort hotel in the Hyatt and I hear also some good bed and breakfast spots. It has friendly people. It’s easy to get to and and get around in.

On a fall day with a breeze, sun and 68 degrees. Photo by Mike Hartley

On a fall day with a breeze, sun and 68 degrees.
Photo by Mike Hartley

It is the past struggling to move into the future. It’s the present trying to preserve its past. It’s one of the jewels of the Eastern Shore. And it seems to be a secret. Because this was a beautiful fall weekend and there were some significant events and it wasn’t crowded at all.

Choptank Lighthouse and a beautiful blue sky/water. Photo by Mike Hartley

Choptank Lighthouse and a beautiful blue sky/water.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I love the mixture of boatyards and old main street stores.

New Sign - Old Building Photo by Mike Hartley

New Sign – Old Building
Photo by Mike Hartley

It has both Age.

A onetime Western Auto Store.  Photo by Mike Hartley

A onetime Western Auto Store.
Photo by Mike Hartley

No age limits on bikes in this town.  Photo by Mike Hartley

No age limits on bikes in this town.
Photo by Mike Hartley

And it has youth. Who have their own modes of transportation.

Skate and Scooter Photo by Mike Hartley

Skate and Scooter
Photo by Mike Hartley

The Hyatt resort was a wonderful place to stay. Not that I can afford to do that regularly or for any long period of time.

The Beautiful Hyatt Resort Photo by Mike Hartley

The Beautiful Hyatt Resort
Photo by Mike Hartley

If you like golf I hear this is a good course to play. Photo by Mike Hartley

If you like golf I hear this is a good course to play.
Photo by Mike Hartley

It has two hour parking on allot of streets but the merchants told me it wasn’t enforced.

Slicks Barber Shop Photo by Mike Hartley

Slicks Barber Shop
Photo by Mike Hartley

It has a few old church’s that were photogenic.

Church window in the sun. Photo by Mike Hartley

Church window in the sun.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Church spire. Photo by Mike Hartley

Church spire.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I used to know allot of wonderful people who worked at the Star Democrat.

I love the fact that the local papers have an office here. Photo by Mike Hartley

I love the fact that the local papers have an office here.
Photo by Mike Hartley

There are a number of good places to eat. We choose Jimmy and Sook’s for our first meal and it was very good. Service was great and the food was very tasty.

Street Dining Photo by Mike Hartley

Street Dining
Photo by Mike Hartley

So motor on down to High Street and walk the brick street.

Stop at High Street Photo by Mike Hartley

Stop at High Street
Photo by Mike Hartley

Keep your eyes open or you might just pass an interesting alley without seeing a treasure.

Street Wall Art Photo by Mike Hartley

Street Wall Art
Photo by Mike Hartley

I wish I didn’t see as many empty store fronts as I did.

Halloween season Photo by Mike Hartley

Halloween season
Photo by Mike Hartley

Open windows and a beer/ale, what’s not to love.

I love open windows, except in the winter. Photo by Mike Hartley

I love open windows, except in the winter.
Photo by Mike Hartley

With the breeze off the river its a great spot to fly a kite.

Kites on a Sunday Photo by Mike Hartley

Kites on a Sunday
Photo by Mike Hartley

I was impressed with the artistic galleries and craft stores. Make sure you pay them all a visit and find your personal treasures to take home.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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