|View of East River|
This week's Gazette Journal contains an article about a new interactive website which features key points on the Mathews Maritime Heritage Trail.
And let me just say that I wish I'd known about this informative site before taking pictures of the East River Boat Yard and thinking it was Hicks Wharf.
Except the chances are still good that I'd have done that even knowing about the website.
|Slightly adjusted view. Better light.|
Developed by the VIMS (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) Center for Coastal Resources Management and sponsored by the Mathews Maritime Foundation, the site lets you cruise up and down the East River (via satellite as opposed to sailboat or kayak) and
Once you've decided on a particular site and have zoomed in, click Site Information and/or Photos in the right column to access additional information.
Right now the focus is on the East River but eventually 90 miles of local waterways will be featured.
Click HERE to access this incredible site.
Honestly, as informative, educational and helpful as this site is--and it most definitely is--I spent most of my time highly entertained and amused zooming in and out of the satellite images, barely noticing the wealth of words.
Similar to this blog. Life in Mathews: I look at the pictures and don't worry about the words.
Then after all that, I realized that if I can zoom in and out of satellite images of homes lining the East River, someone out there can probably zoom in and out of images of my home on Some Unnamed Creek in a county that may or may not be located in Some Random State in a country that begins with U. Maybe.
Note to Self: No matter what the circumstances, do not ever--EVER--dash into the yard in your pajamas or bathrobe--or worse-- again. Even if the neighbors aren't looking, you never know when a satellite is going to snap a photo of your house and slap it up on the internet. Oh, and pick up the trash from your yard and the cat food cans from your back stoop. It's time to pull up those tomato plants too. Thank you.
Enjoy the interactive website by clicking here, it really is a great source of information.
And most importantly, enjoy the weekend.