Pocomoke City, MD to Alexandria, VA

Hi All,

This travelogue report covers my travel on May 27th from Pocomoke City, MD to Alexandria, VA. After a pleasant night at the Econo Lodge in Pocomoke City, MD, where there were surprisingly very few other guests, I resumed my journey after breakfast. Along the way I stopped at the Triumph motorcycle dealer, Chesapeake Cycles, in Annapolis, MD, to make arrangements for a new rear tire. The following map shows my route for the day.

My route from Pocomoke City, MD to Alexandria, VA, including a stop in Annapolis, MD

My route from Pocomoke City, MD to Alexandria, VA, including a stop in Annapolis, MD

As you can see from my route track, I did not take the most expeditious route. In fact while researching possible roads through the eastern shore of Maryland, I had found out about the Whitehaven Ferry across the Wicomico River, which is a free cable-ferry run by Wicomico County, Maryland. Access to the ferry on the south side of the river is via Hwy-362 from Princess Anne. MD. Upon arriving at the ferry “terminal,” I took several photos including this photo of the information sign posted next to the ramp.

Whitehaven Ferry schedule

Whitehaven Ferry schedule

This next photo shows a panoramic view across the Wicomico River towards the north-side ferry landing in the middle.

Panoramic view across Wicomico River from the ferry landing

Panoramic view across Wicomico River from the ferry landing

While the ferry was slowly approaching, I took this photo of my motorcycle waiting…

My motorcycle waits for the ferry to arrive

My motorcycle waits for the ferry to arrive

After a few minutes the ferry arrived with only a single vehicle aboard.

The ferry approaches the landing

The ferry approaches the landing

After leaving the ferry, I followed Hwy-352 and other local roads to US-50, also called the “Ocean Gateway.” Along the way through the small villages, I took some photos of various houses that caught my eye, especially the red house in this next photo, located along Hwy-347 in the community of Quantico. Following my return home, I will post the additional photos.

House in Quantico, MD

House in Quantico, MD

In addition to the Wicomico River, I also crossed the Nanticoke River and the Choptank River along US-50. Following US-301 I crossed the Chesapeake Bay between Stevensville on Kent Island  and Annapolis.

Crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge from Kent Island

Crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge from Kent Island

After reaching the mainland, the traffic became too heavy to continue taking photos while riding.

After ordering the new rear tire at Chesapeake Cycles in Annapolis, I scheduled another visit for the following day, Wednesday, May 28th,  to have it mounted and balanced. The assurance that the tire would indeed arrive by mid-day was correct and I returned to Alexandria on the new tire. The roundtrip to Annapolis was relatively quick on the fastest roads and without taking any photos.

The rest of the week was basically down-time, apart from a quick visit to my financial advisor on Thursday. My departure from Alexandria was planned for Saturday morning, May 31st.

Therefore my next travelogue report will cover that day’s journey, including my visit to the Flight-93 Memorial Park near Shanksville, PA.

That concludes my travelogue report for May 27th.

Don

About Don

I'm a retired computer programmer who enjoys touring the country by motorcycle.
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