In was an interesting week here last week. One of our beloved pets was killed by a fox in the front yard the day after our last son graduated from high school, now making us empty nesters.. a happy yet sad time…my father was put in hospice, and I have had to deal with multiple office issues regarding staffing. That on top of being called every insult in the book here on my own site that I use as stress relief. All this within a 2 day period. There was only one thing left to do. Yup, run away.. First Friday at the St. Michaels ACBS show. What a great crowd and great group of boats.
Then off to Reedville Virgina for some peace and quiet. The best thing is that there is no web there or cell coverage in my home. I have to go out on a boat to get cell coverage. The irony. One of the fantastic things about Reedville is that is virtually un touched by the crap over the last 10 years of mega mansions and jet ski weekenders.
It’s a working fishing village right here on the Chesapeake Bay. Thats right, second largest fishing port in the US.. A town in Alaska is number one. We had at one point 13 fish factories. now just one. with a large fleet. Along with countless crabbers and watermen. Most of the boats are wood work boats and folks get around by small skiffs. There is even a Skipjack here.. It’s virtually unchanged in a hundred years of life here. On our creek, Cockrells Creek, we are surrounded by all working folks, Waterman, and a like.
We are the only ego filled weekenders, lovingly called “Come heres” OK the boatress is from around there, so I am called a “dragged here”.. There is a great fisherman museum, The Reedville Fishermans Museum and a main street with magnificent Victorian homes along the way. Developed by New Englanders after the Civil War, the town looks like a small New England town. To top it all off, you could take a nap in the middle of main street. It’s a fantastic place to get away from the crap in the world. Fish crap is better than other crap sometimes.. So this weekend despike a spooky sky, My across the river woody boater pals Jimmy and Lynn said, lets go Woody Boating. Jimmy has a very nice collection of classic boats, and this weekend we made good use of them. Jimmys very nice Danenberg restored Rivera, and his killer 350 V8 17 foot cavalier.. OK that boat is to fast.. But just what the doctor ordered. A couple full throttle reves and it’s amazing what disappears.. For a short time I was not boatless. Classic boats have there issues, but the good far out weighs the bad..