Blue Moon July 2015

  https://youtu.be/QpHlEw58zt4   A blue moon is an additional full moon that appears in a subdivision of a year: either the third of four full moons in a season, or a second full moon in a month of the common calendar. The phrase has nothing to do with the actual color of the moon, although a literal "blue moon" (the moon appearing with a tinge of blue) may occur in certain atmospheric conditions: e.g., when there are volcanic eruptions or when exceptionally large fires leave particles in the atmosphere. The term has traditionally referred to an "extra" moon, where a year which normally has 12 moons has 13 instead. The…
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Fort DuPont State Park

[caption id="attachment_372" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Fort Delaware as seen from Fort DuPont State Park[/caption]   Fort DuPont State Park is a Delaware state park located in Delaware City, Delaware. Fort DuPont itself, named after Rear Admiral Samuel Francis duPont, was used as a military base from the Civil War through World War II, and was part of a three fort defense system, with Fort Delaware and Fort Mott with the purpose of protecting the Delaware River and the city of Philadelphia from naval attacks. Fort DuPont State Park is situated along the Delaware River and Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. source: Wikipedia  photos by Michael Cipriani
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Patapsco Valley State Park

https://youtu.be/wJMtSz7Z4EA Patapsco Valley State Park extends along 32 miles of the Patapsco River, encompassing 16,043 acres and eight developed recreational areas. Recreational opportunities include hiking, fishing, camping, canoeing, horseback and mountain bike trails, as well as picnicking for individuals or large groups in the park’s many popular pavilions. The park is nationally known for its trail opportunities and scenery. We have 170 miles of trails, with 70 of those miles identified as maintained trails. There are hiker only trails and multi-use trails accessible from many areas of Patapsco. Read More: Patapsco Valley State Park Video and photo's by Michael Cipriani  
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Fort Mott State Park

[embed]https://youtu.be/lvpjm6Agvus[/embed] Fort Mott, located in New Castle County, Delaware was part of a three-fort defense system designed for the Delaware River during the postbellum modernization period following the American Civil War. The other two forts in the system were Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island and Fort DuPont in Delaware City, Delaware. Original plans for Fort Mott specified eleven gun emplacements with twenty guns and a mortar battery with six emplacements for Rodman smoothbore guns. Construction was started in 1872, however, only two of the gun emplacements and two magazines in the mortar battery were completed by 1876 when all work stopped. The Board of Fortifications, often called the Endicott…
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Point Lookout State Park MD

    [embed]https://youtu.be/ekjmyQ-kqMQ[/embed] Point Lookout is located at the southern tip of St. Mary's County, Maryland, on a peninsula formed by the confluence of Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River. It is the southernmost spot on Maryland's western shore, the coastal region on the western side of the Chesapeake Bay. The point is part of Point Lookout State Park, a Maryland state park which preserves the site of a Civil War prisoner of war camp and the Point Lookout Light, which was built here in 1830. Address: 11175 Point Lookout Rd, Scotland, MD 20687   Phone: (301) 872-5688
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Downs Park Maryland

  Situated on the Chesapeake Bay, Downs Park offers a variety of natural and recreational activities throughout its 236 acres. Downs Park offers more than five miles of paved and natural trails, including a self-guided nature trail. The park also has a children’s playground and 2 basketball courts available to visitors on a first-come, first-serve basis. Downs Park has three large pavilions which each accommodate approximately 100 persons and one small pavilion which hold approximately 50 people. A Wedding Garden, a Youth Camping Area and the Chesapeake Room are available for rent. For fees and availability, call the park office at (410) 222-6230. Read More: aacounty.org/RecParks/parks/downs/ Downs Park 8311 John…
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