"Never a ship sails out of the bay but carries my heart as a stowaway." ~ Roselle Mercier Montgomery, The Stowaway
I tested my camera by hanging off the side of our boat for this shot. Be sure and click on photos to enlarge.
This week's assignment came from Hensly in Hawaii. Living on the bay, it worked out well for me! Anyone who wants to join in on our Friday shoot outs can go to our info site and find out how to join up with our "gang" of shooters. I am still editing, and the list of participants in forthcoming. You can always find the list to the right of the scroll bar on this site.
Townhouses on the water near the Brick Kiln beach.
A worker at the Crisfield water treatment plant spruces up one of the filtering tanks.
A boat at Somers Cove Marina. I wish our toy was that big.
"Rats with wings." But you gotta love 'em.
I ran into these students from Pinehurst Elementary School in Salisbury, on the city dock. It is not uncommon to see students from all over Maryland eager to hop a ride on a tour boat or mail boat to learn about life on Smith Island or Tangier Island. Adults also come to Crisfield for field trips to the islands. Summers bring tour buses from many states. You might want to check us out!
I could use a little of that. When can I hop aboard?
Somers Cove Marina. Come and sit a spell on our boat. After that, we will put you up for the night in one of our bedrooms (if you don't mind sharing with our cats), or you can cozy up for the night on our boat. It sleeps two.
This is a photo I took last year at a "Relay for Life" run. I could not pass up the water bottle.
I took this on an assignment two years ago. That contraption is a lawnmower. Yes. A lawnmower. The DNR cuts eel grass, dries it out for seeds, and plants the seeds in areas where the eel grass has been depleted. The eel grass is a very important part of a healthy bay. If you click on the photo, you can see the grass being gathered by DNR workers and volunteers. Once the eel grass is moved to the DNR boat, the "Lawnmower Man" makes another run.
I couldn't wait around for the birds to show up.
I am not sure what this lady was washing. She was too far away to shoot with my 200. I was shooting something else, and when I turned around to leave, I saw her and could not pass up a water shot.
If you click on the photo to enlarge, you will see the lady on the boat was shooting me while I was shooting her.
Somers Cove Marina.
Somers Cove Marina pool is ready for the season.
Sign up for a slip and enjoy our private pool. The kids will love you for it!
Now, folks, if you have never been to a boat docking contest, you need to head on over to Crisfield for Labor Day weekend. We have 3 fun-filled days of non-stop activities during the Annual National Hard Crab Derby & Fair, and one of them is our famous boat docking contest. Working waterman compete in timed exercises, and it is one of the biggest draws around. For tickets and info contact the Crisfield Chamber of Commerce.
Crisfield. Visit us soon. You'll be glad you did! Oh, and now is a good time to get a good deal on one of the several condo units around town.
"How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on." ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery