Although situated in the busy bay, Tangier is remote and isolated. How isolated? Getting there is only possible by boat or the daily mail ship that runs from Crisfield, Maryland, an hour and a half north of the island. There is also an airport, but as far as we could see, only the Coast Guard seems to use it. Tangier has very little cellphone service. I had to wander around the island, and on occasion I could send a text and sometimes, if the wind was just right, make a quick call (a problem, since my boat is also my remote office). There is no public Wi-Fi service, although the joint crab shack and ice cream store in the middle of town leaves its Wi-Fi on in the offseason. I eventually got the password from the local teens, and this became my daytime office. I sat out on the patio on wood benches, cranking out my work while watching the locals pass by, who probably wondered just what in the heck I was doing.