24-Apr-1999 -- This past April 24th turned out to an incredibly
gorgeous day here in the Washington, DC area, so I decided to take a
day trip down to
Maryland, the location of this confluence.
I boarded one of the passenger ferries at Crisfield with about 16 other
passengers and we were soon on our way across the dozen or so miles
separating our destination from the mainland. I had high hopes of setting
out on foot via whatever road might take me the closest to the confluence,
but my hopes faded as I learned more about the true nature of the island.
Not only is it divided across the southern end by the Maryland/Virginia state
line, but the northern third or so is not even connected to the rest of the
island. I was in need of a boat and more time than I had, if I were to catch
the only remaining return ferry back to my car. If I were to miss it, I'd have
to to spend the whole night, and I wasn't prepared for that. So I wandered
some of the roads looking for items of interest and was buzzed a few times
by a group teenagers joyriding in one of the few cars on the island. By the
way, the ferry does not carry any vehicles out to the island, only passengers.
Nevertheless, it was an interesting visit. I plan to go back and try again, but
perhaps someone will get there before me. It might be you!