Over the weekend I drove down to Williams Wharf and was a little sad to see the one waterfront building (most recently used by the high school crew team) had been torn down. That it had been torn down was no secret, but I had been in denial about it all and was reluctant to actually see it with my own eyes. I have a fondness for old structures even when they have far outlived their usefulness.
As I like to say, there is beauty in imperfection.
They're making way for a brand spankin' new boathouse. Click here for those details.
I spent a great deal of time perusing the shoreline where that building once stood, looking at all the oyster shells, pottery shards and pieces of thick, old glass. I thought about all the people over the years who have passed through here whether by necessity or for pleasure.
I'm sure the new building will be wonderful, and no doubt spectacularly more functional than the old one. There are lots of exciting prospects for the future.
But I hate to see things go, even when it is for the better.
|This shot, taken a while back--spring maybe?--shows a glimpse of the building when it served the local crew team.|
|Self-portrait taken through one the windows.|
I had no idea when I took these that the building was going to be torn down.
Now I wish I'd taken more, although over the years I've accumulated
As we speak, however, I am still typing on the old one because, although the set up on the new one was so easy even a blindfolded cave woman with one arm tied behind her back could do it, I did something wrong and am completely flustered because I cannot connect to the internet. Everything was going fine until I declined the Norton 60-day trial and then changed my mind and went back in to download it. So I think I did something out of sequence and now it seems to be blocking everything. Chesapeake Bay Son needs to help me figure this out, but in the mean time just know that this week is Technology Transition Week, and we all know how CBW does with change. And technology.
(Not at all well. Not well at all. Very, very badly.Things could get very ugly around here.)
Hopefully CB Son can straighten this mess out, and I will miraculously figure out how to load photos on The New System so I can finally tell you about my delightful visit to Beachland.
Keep your fingers crossed.