Plan B

Working hard at the office.



Morning was glorious. Wild Turkeys crowing instead of roosters. Snapped a few photos of the sunrise. It was so striking to see the lotus leaves floating in the sky, buoyed by red clouds.

Red sky at morning . . .


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Rule #1

Dusk on Turner’s Creek


Call your wife.


(The posts made already were limited to what photos and minimal text I could manage by phone from the water. Here, and over the next few days, I’ll fill in the back story and post a lot more images, some video, too.)

The sun was down when I reached Molly’s Tractor Supply to pick up the ramp permit ($60 for a year if you’re out of state.) Getting dark fast. Nothing around but miles and miles of corn and wheat. Silos in silhouette against the horizon. A piece of farm equipment rumbled up, sat idling while the guy got out, went in for a drink, then throttled up and rumbled off again.


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Morning on Turner’s Creek


Woke up to Wild Turkeys gobbling in the woods, Osprey overhead, and Blue Heron everywhere. Watermen making a pass at the nets before battening down ahead of the storm. A big one.


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Launching in the Dark






Didn’t get on the water til a out 10. A pickup drove up, swept his headlights over Caesura and stopped cold. A nice boat builder wanted to talk boats. Fascinating guy. Finally got him to hold a light for me when i noticed it was after 9. He’s been living on a classic old sloop while he restores it, for 12 years. It’s anchored out in the cove.


Rowed back in the creek by moonlight. Got to lay down somewhere past midnight. Slept in a bed of lotus flowers. Moon, owls, fish jumping. Rye whiskey. Really nice. Really.


fone poste




Heading out tomorrow before noon, destination . . .  erm . . . somewhere on the Sassafras River. Three days of camping on a small boat on the water. Something different.

Will post a few photos now and then. More when I return.


Urbanna Small Boat Meet ~ 2012

Caesura on the beach.


Finally getting around to playing with the photos and video from last weekend. Every year, John and Vera England host the Urbanna Small Boat Meet. Great people, and we see them often in St. Michaels at the festival. I don’t know if John has a title, but he’s been a driving force behind the Deltaville Maritime Museum, leading many boat restoration and construction projects.

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Fretless Banjo ~ Soldier’s Joy



Rob and Professor Vulfmon have a Kickstarter project up to make a small album, fusing banjo with Vulfmon on synthesizer:


Update 5/22/12:

Here’s another pleasant one, given hometown ties to Richmond and the James.