Barbara Haddock Taylor has been a staff photographer at The Baltimore Sun since 1984. Her assignments at The Sun have sent her from the political halls of Annapolis to Tuskegee, Alabama to Siberia, Russia.
Ten years ago, Hurricane Isabel caused havoc along the East Coast. The hurricane’s winds topped out at 165 miles per hour and clocked at 105 as the storm reached shore at the Outer Banks in North Carolina. The storm was the worst in 2003 in terms of its costly damage.
Christoph Strasser, of Austria, earned his 2nd Race Across America solo win Wednesday, reaching Annapolis in a record time of 7 days, 22 hours and 11 minutes. His average speed for the 2989-mile bicycle race from Oceanside, California, was 15.56 mph, besting the 27-year-old record set by Pete Penseyres.
In a test of physical and mental strength, plebes challenged themselves during Sea Trials Tuesday in a daunting 14-hour obstacle course that marks the end of their first year at the Naval Academy. The training exercise is modeled after the Crucible by the Marine Corps and the Navy’s Battle Stations recruit program and includes a wide array of activities from shore defense to Spartan relay, paintball, land navigation, hill assault and water tactics, according to the Naval Academy.
Photos taken by Baltimore Sun photographer Kim Hairston.