We were staying at the Whitehaven Hotel, a bed and breakfast inn in the sleepy village of Whitehaven, on the banks of the Wicomico River.
The land is flat in and around Whitehaven, the roads surrounded by farm fields and marsh flats.
In such a rural place, there’re few vehicles and the drivers all courteous, making the biking riding pleasant.
Although we didn’t have time for the Ferry to Ferry Bike Ride, I’m including the mapped out ride here because it comes well recommended by other bicyclists we encountered during our stay at Whitehaven Hotel.
We took the Whitehaven Ferry over the river, with the idea that we’d ride the roads through the mud flats, but while chatting with Dennis, the ferryman, we learned that because of the recent storms (remnants of a hurricane had dumped inches of rain on the county the day before) and high tide rolling in, we could be cut off — the ferry will shut down when the river gets too high.
So we rode the ferry back over — it’s all free, and we enjoyed a lovely chat with Dennis along the way — and headed out on the one road leading out of Whitehaven.
We passed by old family graveyards…
…and abandoned old houses, now slowly falling down…
…and farms and barns…
and historic old worktrucks, aging in a shed.
The area is a lovely place to ride and I will be returning to continue our exploration of the area.