One of my trips was to Jobes Island on the bay side, not too far south of the Maryland border. It was a beautiful day with clear skies and low humidity, quite un-July like. I put in at Guard Shore, a place once much more popular than it is now. Many decades ago people would come here to swim, frolic and dance to live music played at a bandstand. These days it is just a quiet beach with a convenient place to park next to the shore. I pointed my kayak across the broad water at Jobes Island, began paddling and after about 20 minutes I was there. Off in the distance there was a crabber out early in his boat pulling pots, but the island was all mine - just me, the birds in the air and the fish in the sea.
In 2002 the Justis family, who had owned Jobes Island for generations, donated it to the Nature Conservancy, and I thank them.