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Rock Hall Md.

(The beach party and dinghy race is part of the "Rock Hall Pirates and Wenches Weekend."  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Annual Pirates’ Weekend on the Chesapeake

This weekend, the pirates of the Chesapeake will be swarming ashore at the nearby port of Rock Hall, Maryland.

08/07/2014

(Crabbing from a small motorboat in Maryland's Eastern Neck.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Maryland Crabbing Season is Open

If you’re tired of hocking the house for a bushel of crabs on a Maryland getaway, you’ll be pleased to know the do-it-yourself crab season opened on April 1st.

04/10/2014

(Live blue-claw crabs in a basket.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Dreaming of Steamed Crabs

For anyone dreaming of those summer getaways to the Chesapeake Bay for heaping trays of steamed Maryland blue crabs, there may be something new on the menu.

02/20/2014

(Image provided by Peter Shields Inn.)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Romantic Valentine’s Day Weekend

Whether your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway runs to the shore, the mountains, or the bay, here’s a trio of ideas to make the holiday memorable.

02/06/2014

(A pirate encampment in Rock Hall, Maryland.  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Pirates in Rock Hall, Md.

This is the weekend when swashbucklers who live pirate fantasies set a course for Rock Hall, Maryland, on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay.

08/08/2013

(Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Rockfishing in Rock Hall

Chesapeake Bay waters are relatively placid compared to the Atlantic, but there’s still some big fish — including a lot of full-flavored rockfish waiting for an angler’s bait.

06/13/2013

(A chartered sailboat.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: ‘Bare’ Boat Charters

It’s exciting and dynamic, but not as sexy as it sounds.

04/11/2013

(Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Hardshell Crab Season in Maryland

It’s bonanza time for crab lovers!

09/20/2012

(Cap'n Mark's Sailboat. Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Cap’n Mark’s Sailing Cruise On The Chesapeake Bay

Jay’s close friend’s sailing cruise on the Chesapeake Bay has been named Maryland’s number one tour.

06/28/2012

(File photo.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Child Safety While Dining Dockside

I saw at least one child running around loose at a busy waterside crab deck, where boats tie up. And a there’s sheer drop into ten feet of water, with no guard rail.

08/18/2011

(A pirate reënactor at a previous "Pirates and Wenches Weekend" encampment in Rock Hall, Maryland.  Photos by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Annual Pirate Invasion of a Colorful Chesapeake Town

Thousands of buccaneer enthusiasts will be heading for the port of Rock Hall, Maryland, a week from Friday, for the fourth annual “Pirates and Wenches” weekend.

08/04/2011

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