Tillerman finally nailed the image above as being at Church Point in St. Mary’s City, which is where I visited yesterday. I had zipped down to the marina at zero-dark-thirty to check on Shearwater and see if the bilge needed to be pumped out, finished early and decided to explore the local sights. And yes, it’s the same image — just enormously cropped and brought back from the monochrome treatment.
And as I indicated in the comments of the previous post, the dead giveaway is visible in the frame to the right on the horizon — the replica of the Maryland Dove.
Here are the answers to the clues from that post:
- There are dozens — if not hundreds — of similar landing sites and/or commemoration sites all up and down the eastern coast of the United States.
- No one will ever build condos (or anything else) on the bluffs behind the cross because it’s a large cemetery. Or — let me rephrase that — I certainly hope they don’t.
- If you were Catholic and living in Maryland during the mid-1600s, it truly sucked to be you. Catholics were in the minority in the New World and Maryland was intended to be a safe haven for them, which quickly proved to be false during the turbulent years of 1637-1694. I’ll post more about this in the near future.