"I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face and a grey dawn breaking.
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over." ~ John Masefield
Yes. I have a sea poem with bay photos. But this is one of my favorite poems.
My time has been limited lately, and I will have less time over the next several weeks, but I will still be posting and visiting. I apologize. Also, after over six weeks of dealing with Dell, and having everything in my computer replaced, I am still having problems with random shutdowns (not reboots - shutdowns). Dell messed around so long they finally corrupted Windows (I got a new hard drive out of that) and even the in-home tech support guy was scratching his head after 5 visits. I had to call on my son, who is a Microsoft Engineer, to make a three hour trip to do a lot of cleaning up so I could find things. Dell finally agreed to send me a new computer but I have to wait until the weekend so my son can come down and move my files to the new computer. He also has me so high-teched-up I would not know where to start in order to get everything working again.
Another reason I have fallen behind is that all of my photos are stored in my main computer, so I try to use it as little as possible because the more it shuts down, the more chance I have of corrupting Windows again. I use my main computer for newspaper photos because I have dual monitors and they are both high resolution. My laptop is used to access my main computer when it is working and to send photos to the newspaper when I am on the road. Not the best for working with photos, but it beats running back to the house when I have a tight deadline.
I did managed to sneak in a little time on the boat this weekend. Here are a few photos for your enjoyment.
Crisfield. What a wonderful place to live!