St. Micheals’ claims to be “The town that fooled the British”. I had to Google this because I can assure you anything pertaining to the town of St. Michaels is not in the British history books. Apparently, the town folk managed to avoid damage to the town by the British ships because they dimmed the town lights and hung lanterns in the trees causing the British to overshoot the cannon fire. Pretty clever, huh? This Brit wonders what happened the following morning.
All of the guide books rave about St. Michaels. It is a tourist destination, and rightly so. It is packed with historic buildings, beautiful homes, restaurants, hotels, inns, gift shops and tree lined streets. My camera was in overdrive as we walked St Michaels. But, one word sums up St. Michaels: Expensive!
The St Michaels Marina is so expensive I thought maybe they had rose petal lined docks or used golden nails during construction. They didn’t. I thought perhaps they had an abundance of business that they could charge outrageous prices. They didn’t. The place was about 30% occupied. I can’t help but think if they lowered the prices a little bit, many of the boats anchored in the bay might opt to dock instead. Since it was going to cost us over $220 per night to dock Cream Puff, we decided to stay down the coast at a less expensive marina and rent a car for $16.00 per day for our visit. Yep. They may have fooled the British once, but not anymore.
When was the last time you saw a yarn shop. Too bad this one is closing. I like the men’s bench outside. Real men hate yarn shops.