naval battle was fought back in the war of 1812. A small estate overlooking the creek.
Morgan State University's Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL), and the R/V Leidy. I worked at this lab when it was the Academy of Natural Sciences Estuarine Research Laboratory. I spent a lot of hours on that boat, and was even a back up skipper on occasion.
Chinook helicopter, probably from the nearby Patuxent River Naval Air Center. A V22 Osprey flew over too, but my photo come out focused.
Osprey. It seems like almost every post over there has a nest on it.
Cuckold Creek, on the Saint Mary's County side. This is the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge, which has connected the counties since 1977.
Great Blue Heron in it's natural habitat, a boat slip.