A Private Paradise
Its ribbed rows of docks connected to crab shanties, houses covered in faded paint, and abundant bicycles and golf carts all play into the raw, simple beauty of Tangier. The reality is that it can be a fairly isolated place, right out in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. When the water freezes, ferry service stops, and private planes are the only way on and off. But for the island's residents, it's splendid isolation.