Assignment by Science Girl in France.
Reggie Girl and me take turns picking random names so that other shooters can participate in picking the assignment for the week. I picked Science Girl (from names I keep in a bowl). Science Girl is a new shooter. Welcome!
She challenged us on how we get around our cities and towns without cars. That was an easy one for me because Crisfield is a biking, walking, and boating town. Some of the photos are recent; some are from my archives. Enjoy.
Nothing like a stroll on the sidewalks on a warm afternoon.
I love getting around on our boat. In the summer we head over to Somers Cove Marina where we keep our boat. We visit friends who live on the water, head to the beach, do a little fishing, or go to Smith Island. We love to hit the tiki bar (formerly Side Street, now the Olde Crisfield Crab & Steakhouse - opening in June) in the late afternoons. You can tie up and jump off for a cool one, or have a great meal at the restaurant to top off your tiring day on the water. Note: not our boat.
I saw this bike coming and got into position. Little did I know, until the bike got nearer, that it was my husband. He was supposed have been cutting the grass!
Pat Reese, Sr. can be seen driving his cart around town on most days. Sometimes he and his wife go out for a little ride around the town in the late afternoons. Reese owns Southern Connection, a seafood packing and distribution business. You can also buy seafood at Southern Connection.
Another walker on a beautiful afternoon. Hey, watch out for all that traffic while you are talking on your cell phone.
Dogs gotta walk, too.
Some dogs like to walk alone.
My husband, after I made him come home to finish cutting the grass. The Honda scooter is mine. Crisfield is the perfect place for scooters. You see a lot of them in the late afternoons and on weekends.
Watermen not only use their boats to get to work, their boats are their work.
Getting around in the marsh.
Kids like to get around, too. This was a cute kid. He was staying with his grandparents while his mother was stationed in Iraq.
Teens have their own preferred method of getting around. Whoo hoo! I want to try that one day.
Getting around at Janes State Park in Crisfield. Bring your own or rent one. Beautiful campgrounds and cabins. Um? I think someone was eying lunch. And he was looking at the kayaker!
A lot of people from Tangier Island and Smith Island keep cars at the marina in Crisfield. When they come to town (some come on the mail boat - some in their own boats like these folks did), they head to their cars to stock up on goods and run other errands.
Super cool buggy kids just chillin'.
Crisfield is on the bay, so when a hurricane comes we still have to get around; the lady in the photo was on her way to the grocery store. This hurricane hit us 3 years ago. No damage, and all the water was gone in a day or two. A small price to pay for living in paradise.
And the price is well worth it.