You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. ~ Henry David Thoreau
Charming Oxford, Maryland, http://www.oxfordmd.net/ a small waterside town of about 1,000 people is one of the oldest towns in America. Oxford has a very southern feel with huge, old magnolia trees lining many of its streets. Until the American Revolution, Oxford enjoyed prominence as an international shipping center surrounded by wealthy tobacco plantations.
On my way to St Michaels, Maryland, I boarded the Oxford ferry for a scenic fifteen minute ride across the TredAvonRiver to the town of Bellevue, Maryland. The ferry is the longest running privately owned ferry in the country. Service began in 1683.
People in Oxford live a fulfilling “waterman’s way of life.” Here are a few pictures from my travels to Oxford.
Above: A Day at Work for Oysterman & Crabbers
Oxford is enjoying a new resurgence based on tourism and leisure activities. Its quiet environment, fresh air and cooler breezes provide a haven from the hustle and bustle of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. Boaters, weekend visitors, and summer residents find Oxford a welcoming change of pace.
Filmmakers came to Oxford in 2006 when they captured some of their scenes for the movie Failure to Launch, a romantic comedy staring Matthew McConnaughey, Terry Bradshaw and Sarah Jessica Parker. This film can be ordered through the Internet Movie Database http://imdb.to/14ZGByG .
Photo: The stars of the film Failure to Launch in Oxford, Maryland
Do return tomorrow and I will show you more photos of fulfilling things I found to see and do, when I traveled from Oxford to St Michaels, Maryland.
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