|Gravel road leading to Haven Beach|
Last Thursday I decided to venture down to Haven Beach to see how the hurricane may have changed it. Haven Beach is adjacent to the legendary Old House Woods, which is said to be haunted.
Even so, I am never afraid to go down here. In fact I almost always go down there hoping to see something unusual. That's the way life is around here. You have to make your own excitement by driving around hoping a ghost will jump out at you. Or wandering aimlessly down the public beaches observing every little change from storm to storm. Or just dodging the killer insects that divebomb your vehicle as you're wandering aimlessly hoping for a ghost to jump out.
You know, the usual stuff people do.
Anyway, I've photographed the road leading to Haven Beach
Could this be the next Blog Cabin? She has weathered many a storm, but she sure does need some TLC. Remnants of tattered floral wallpaper are visible in the upstairs windows as you drive by. I'm always riveted to this house and spend an inordinate amount of time lingering outside, absorbing it all in.
Do other people linger to absorb the intangible qualities of the remains of a house or just Chesapeake Bay Woman, the same person who just declared she drives around hoping to see ghosts because she's bored or procrastinating or otherwise
I think Ann Marie told me a while back that the fire department intended to burn this house as part of a training exercise. Thankfully that hasn't happened. Yet.
|A flooded road. A very familiar sight in Mathews.|
Well, I knew it was too good to be true.
Just as I rounded the last bend in the road headed to the beach, I was met with too much water, at least more than my little Saturn could tolerate, and I forgot my hip boots that day. (I'd walk barefoot through there but there's
By the way, if anyone ever doubts Chesapeake Bay Woman's driving skills, I dare them to completely turn a vehicle around on this narrow gravel lane hugging deep, water-filled ditches with very soft shoulders and no place to turn around except in the road itself.
Also, I sincerely apologize for