I had an idea to do a photo circumnavigation of the entire Chesapeake Bay by car, foot and ferry. In doing so, I tried to visit every road, city, town, island and inlet with exposure to the Bay to a get a complete picture.
The Bay has a unique beauty and culture, but in the 1970's it was found to contain one of the planet's first identified marine dead zones, where waters were so depleted of oxygen that they were unable to support life, resulting in massive fish kills. The major causes have been over harvesting of oysters, tourism and industry. Things have improved slowly and there is no denying the beauty and charm of the towns, vistas and roads around the Bay.