Friday, February 10, 2012


Workboat on the East River, taken from Williams Wharf.

Yesterday I parked the car at Williams Wharf to go for a run.

It was so bitterly cold I just started running to keep warm not knowing how far I was going to run or which route to take.

Much like how I operate in the rest of my life, I just put one foot in front of the other and told myself I'd figure it out as I went along.

Take it as it comes without a rigid plan, that's pretty much my modus operandi.

The more I ran, the clearer I was able to think.

 I mentally mapped out a six-mile route.

(I'd never gone more than 5 1/2 miles before.)

Well, due to forces beyond my control (such as VDOT doing some road work down Beaverlett and a dog that chased me in another section of the run) the first route had to be nixed. 

It was time for Plan B.

By the time I finally returned to my car, I had run seven miles total.




As I was cooling down, walking around the parking lot at the wharf, I heard the familiar sound of a workboat approaching.

Luckily the camera was in the car, so I was able to catch a few shots of what is nowadays, sadly, a rare sighting:

a commercial waterman.


Have a great weekend. 

p.s. A little bird by the name of Ann Marie confirmed that this is A.J. Hurst's boat. 


deborah said...

Wow! Seven miles! I'm so happy for you - your en'dolp'ins must be swelling with pride:) All I can say is You Go Girl!

Anonymous said...

The last of a great ERA!! Not you CBW the work boat!! 7 miles way to go!! I will be sure to tell your old coach. MM

Maria_NJ said...

congrats on the SEVEN miles!!!

the boat is called Miss Norma...don't ask.

well if today is Friday that means it is estate sale day, I have been up since 5am dreaming about this sale...this lady must be a shopaholic, her house is jammmed packed with QVC stuff and electronics....I have my eyes set on a few things...can you figure out what my "prize" would be?

a few weeks ago I did snag that is a yellow Hampton Cruiser...the bike was in really good shape, a $350 for 40 bucks...gotta love these sales...!xEJJEqp!O7MVPGev9PDcmA!/Hampton-Deluxe-Cruiser?utm_source=FRGL&utm_medium=organic

have a wonderful day, I can't wait to go shopping!!

Deltaville Jamie said...

Wow, 7 whole miles? I walked 2.5 and my knees ached so bad I went home and laid down. There was talk of glucosamine and chondroitin supplements- the same crap I had to give my elderly horse.
I love work boats.

Daryl Edelstein said...

Walking .. oh wait .. .running .. sorry running isnt in my vocabulary let alone my life .. I dont run .. I walk a lot tho .. I am SO proud of you seven miles is a big deal .. its 3 point something of a marathon

Tracey from ⓽ said...

WOWZERS! Seven miles! My hero! I am lucky to make it seven feet these days! Keep up the good work, girl! Love the boat :)

thomas said...

Miss Norma looks to have a steel hull, unusual.Just fantastic pictures of a favorite subject of mine. Thanks

Seven miles is indeed a huge accomplishment. Wonderful.

Dghawk said...

You go girl! I can't even walk the 700 ft to my mailbox at a fast clip without getting winded.

Wish I was on that workboat.

Anonymous said...

@ maria--I can just see you on your yellow Hampton cruiser. riding along a gorgeous beach....

CBW--O. M. G. seven MILES ? Who are you?
DGhawk--if last month was " Blah-uary", this month must be"Febru-wrong."