With a half day free today, I picked a ride off the stack I'd been planning over the winter and pointed my K16GT toward the desolate and beautiful Blackwater Nature Reserve on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It's a loop through a lowland part of the Chesapeake Bay that is blessed with a very twisty and deserted road where I could count the cars I saw on one hand. This is today's ride starting and returning to Annapolis. I crossed the Bay Bridge and veered off on 404 to get off the busy highway and then headed south toward Cambridge from Denton.
The Blackwater loop starts south of Cambridge and after a few miles becomes a twisty, flat ribbon of great pavement through the low country swamps of the area. I stopped at one point and took this video on my iPhone. It's a 360 degree view from out in the middle of it:
The combo of twisties, fast sweepers, and some flat out sections through isolated stretches left me thinking I could come back to this place again and again.