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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Summer Vacation, Part II

You don't have to be at this hotel for long before figuring out a few things they take special pride in  -  -

art, their local bird habitat (there's a Heron Rookery on the resort grounds, closed for nesting, while we were there), dogs, and good food.  What's not to love about this place!?!




 


Deborah Chapin was one of the artists participating in an exhibit to raise money for the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, 25,000 acres on Maryland's Eastern Shore  designated as a "Wetlands of International Importance" by the Ramsar Convention. As a major stop on the Atlantic Flyway, Blackwater is a vital haven for waterfowl, as well as a sanctuary for the American bald eagle, the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel, and the peregrine falcon. 

 
 

And a few random shots around Cambridge - 





And getting together with old friends -

















3 comments:

Ellis Vidler said...

Looks like a great place. Tell me about the fox squirrels--are they the same as the ones at the Isle of Palms in South Carolina? Years ago, they'd take food from our hands. As beach houses have taken over what used to be the natural part of the island, there seem to be far fewer. I hope they find their way to Blackwater.

pimalai said...

I have to agree. That does look like a great place. Does anybody know how close I can get to the herons if its not breeding season?

holiday accommodation said...

You know it's a great place to stay when even the dog seems happy. I also find myself a bit curious about the local wildlife. I've always wanted to see just how fast a peregrine falcon is up close and personal.