Monday, July 30, 2012

Tangier Island. Yes. Still.

Just when you thought I was done with Tangier Island, I'm not!

With over 400 photographs and no time to synthesize them, I merely tossed up a few token shots last week without realizing what was left over.

There is actually at least another week's worth that are decent enough to share here.

This works out well for me since I've not had a chance to get out and about here in Mathews to take photos.

I love this boat in spite of (or perhaps because of) the fact that it's seen better days.

Is there enough room in this contraption for all the passengers listed?

Mathews or Tangier?  

I spy a bow that matches the first photo in today's post.

Please believe me when I say that at some point I'll return to normal--whatever that is--and will focus on photos and stories relating to Mathews.

However, the past several weeks I've been wanting to escape from stories relating to life here. Things have been slightly chaotic. We've been short-staffed at work meaning longer hours and higher levels of stress; a local teen was killed in an auto accident; a dear, dear friend from high school passed away; and a few more challenges have presented themselves.

All things considered, though, I can't complain, really. It's all about perspective. Life is good, I just haven't had a whole lot of time to devote to this crazy blog little hobby of mine known as a blog.

Until I make the time to sit down and write everything that's swirling in my addled brain, I'll at least share more pictures from the Tangier trip.

What is going on in your world? Any unexpected challenges? Any winning lottery numbers? Anything exciting?


p.s. Middle Sister's birthday was this weekend.  Click here for my mother's celebratory blog post.


Anonymous said...

CBW--so sorry to hear about your friend's passing and the tragic auto accident happening so close together. I won't go into my many reasons that I am happy to virtually visit Tangier Island world, so if you post 2 weeks' worth of Tangier vistas, I will be content to enjoy them. If I lived anywhere on the east coast, I'd try to venture over to Tangier right now--my family seems to be close to not having a place to live soon. :(

Denise said...

So sorry to hear about your friend and about the accident. Your photos are very uplifting. We have talked about visiting Tangier Island. I want to go even more after seeing these lovely photos.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday middle sis. Sad news about your friend and the local teen in the accident. Also sad that nobody I know has won the lottery. Not much new here, during the weekd we're working working working since the smarter people have all left town on vacation, during the weekend we are mostly kayaking first thing in the morning (to escape the heat) and then staying indoors the rest of the day).


deborah said...

My condolences on the passing of your friend and the teen in the accident.
Happy to visit Tangiers Island for another week, the photos are so calming and stress-relieving.
Wishing your Middle Sis a very Happy Birthday! and you less stress this week

Daryl Edelstein said...

As far as I am concerned you can keep on posting pix of the exotic sounding and exquisite Tangier Island .. so sorry to hear of those passings .. and of the extra stress at W O R K! hugs to you

Fighting Mermaid said...

Have enjoyed your Tangier pix!! Everyday there is a new (or slightly altered) challenge. Over the weekend the challenge was dinner before bed time. Bedtime postponed 2 out of 3 nights. Oh well.

Country Girl said...

Your photographs are lovely, CBW. Truly splendid. But I'm sorry to hear about the bad stuff, especially about your friend.

Take care. xoxo