Leonardtown, Maryland is a very small town sitting on northern shores of Breton Bay, an inlet from the larger Chesapeake Bay and about 50 miles south of Washington, D.C., yet light years away. After a very early morning taking pictures of a lighthouse at Point Lookout State Park, it was time for breakfast. I wanted to stop in Leonardtown because I read about a little park the city built along the bay and wanted to check it out. Read on.
|Leonardtown is typical of many small towns in Maryland and grew outward from a central town square. On this morning is was pretty deserted, except for a few people gathered at a small restaurant.|
|A quaint little French restaurant just off the town square.|
|I was reminded of Otis Redding's song "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" as I strolled along the brick and wood walking paths, looking out the water which was blue with the reflected sky and fall colored trees. Again, there was that quiet.|
|I sat down on a bench and closed my eyes. It must have been 15 minutes or more before I heard another sound generated by humans, and that was the closing car door of someone in the distant parking lot arriving at the park.|