With only 450 residents, Tangier Island is what many would call a hidden gem. I certainly thought so when I first arrived.
We took an hour ferry ride from Reedville, Virginia, to this tiny island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, 93 miles from Washington. Arriving in the harbor, we saw crab houses resting on piers, crab traps stacked high, one on top of another, a dozen fishing boats moored in the harbor and a few people waving hello on the docks.
The island’s quirky little town doesn’t have any cars. Bikes and golf carts are the modes of transportation, and everybody knows everybody.