Chesapeake Beach: Trip to Solomon’s Island
Once a summer, my family usually vacations to some Atlantic beach. On top of that, we annually make a day trip to Solomon’s Island to visit the rather small Chesapeake beach at Flag Ponds nature Park. (Plus some other bay-related sites).
Behind the Calvert Marine Museum is a marshland boardwalk, where we saw some mysterious creatures.
The water at the beach dropped to a whopping two and a half feet deep before levelling off. By the shore was a layer of washed up shells. A little farther in, there was a line that stretched the entire coast of sunken sticks. After that was nothing but squishy, black sand.
The weather was great and the water was warm, though there weren’t a huge number of people at the beach.
We found no spectacular fossils, aside from this dried out horseshoe crab (because they’re essentially living fossils) but while snorkling, I stumbled upon a blue crab walking along the mud.