Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Last week on my way home from running errands, I veered off Route 14 and headed down to Mobjack.

Mobjack is one of those places you don't really pass through.  If you're headed to Mobjack you're most likely lost on a mission.  Mine was to take some photographs.

Ordinarily there's lots of wind down here. The North and East Rivers spill out into the Mobjack Bay which then blends in with the Chesapeake Bay, making it an exceptional spot for sailing, if you're into that sort of thing.

On this particular morning, however, there was almost no wind.  It was almost eerie.

But mostly it was beautiful.

I'll share more pictures from this little side trip in the coming days.  In the interim, today will be another action-packed day filled with driving, working, driving, and simultaneous sporting events.

I wish I was spending the day on one of these boats (with someone who knows how to sail--since I don't--and perhaps a little bit of wind to push us along.  Oh, and some food.  And wine water. And a GPS system that could navigate to Bora Bora. Is that asking too much? I'm hoping if I repeat these words enough each week they may actually come true one of these days.  Who knows, stranger things have happened. Although I will say, I'd rather fly to Bora Bora than sail there, but beggars can't really be choosers, can they?)

Enjoy the day, and I'll enjoy my daydreams.


p.s. Yesterday I dropped in on my parents next door to communicate some logistical information relating to a soccer game and cross country practice and noticed my mother is working on quite the project.  Her whole dining room is overflowing with old family photographs which she intends to scan and turn into blog posts.  So while the writing on this blog continues to spin in its death spiral will be sparse due to all the runnin' to and from various activities, her blog will soon be loaded with fun-filled stories about the extended Chesapeake Bay Family and their associated antics, of which there is a seemingly endless supply. 


deborah said...

Beautiful photos, something so soothing about sailboats-
Glad you took the time to make a side trip, a few calming and destressing moments for you!

Someday I hope you make it to Bora Bora!

Anonymous said...

First photo---boats and trees hover on glass...God, almost Bora Bora serene!


Deltaville Jamie said...

I haven't been to mobjack in a while. And though it might seem as though no one knows about it, there is actually a plant nursery wholesaler who ships plants along the east coast. I know because my fav plant nursery has some of their plants in their stock. I bought them only because they were from mobjack. Crazy. But, you know, I am.

Daryl said...

Now I want to go to Mobjack AND BoraBora ...

Windsmurf said...

Beautiful photos, sailboats on a glassy sea (OK, I know it's a Bay). Good luck in being at least 2 places at once.

Kay L. Davies said...

That smooth water is amazing. Wonderful for reflections. I love the name "Mobjack" — I think I'd like to live there.
Your mother is certainly taking on an ambitious project. Good for her! She'll be so glad she did it, even though she'll be prostrate on the floor from exhaustion.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Dghawk4 said...

Wonderful photos. Wish I had a sailboat or knew someone who had one. Never been on one and they always looked so soothing to be on. All you hear is the sound of the water on the hull and the music of the rigging. Aahhhh.

To Growing Wild...I love your blog also and have tried to post several times to no avail. Including today. Will keep trying though and look forward to future entries.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos. I'm happy to see your net connection is working fine