Monday, September 24, 2012

Wolf Trap Light






Friday evening a friend invited me out for a boat ride.











This is Wolf Trap Light.















































































































































































































Click here  and here for info on this interesting lighthouse.

Click here for Deltaville Jamie's excellent blog post about Wolf Trap.

Click here for one of my very silly write-ups from several years ago.  The last comment is from someone who actually lived in this structure.

In other news:

  • Paula the Garden Gnome went on her first field trip this weekend.  Stay tuned for photos from that adventure later this week. And what an adventure it was.
  • My son is feeling well enough to return to school for several hours a day this week.  He's still in some pain but doing much better.  
  • Happy third day of fall. 

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

My Dad was in the Coast Guard and stationed on Wolf Trap for couple of years in the early 60's. He loved that job. Thanks for the close up pic's. I have never been inside.
Glad your son is doing well and things are getting back to normal for your family!
Trinia

Annie said...

Definitely happy fall to you all cbw.
Thinking of you all, and pleased to hear that your son is progressing enough to try out some hours of school. All the best.

Deltaville Jamie said...

My first thought was "I wrote a blog post about Wolf Trap Light?" Then I was thinking how I would so climb that ladder and check the place out. Thanks for the photos!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

It's been years since my last visit to Wolf Trap! Thanks for the next best thing! Glad CB son is doing better!
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Daryl said...

Hooray for CBS and the return to school where no doubt he will be surrounded by well wishers ... yea!!!

and when i first began to read this post i thought 'oh boy i bet CBW would have loved to go .. ' and then i saw you actually did go inside .. sssh not a word of this to anyone outside this blogsphere about you trespassing .. oh my!

Mental P Mama said...

Yay!!! For everything!

Waterman JP said...

Nice pics. Glad all is going well

Meg McCormick said...

Love those photos! What a cool structure to explore. I'd love to see it someday.

So happy your son is on the mend.

Hayley said...

So cool! I want to go there!

TSannie said...

Are you supposed to be up there, missy??

(So happy CBS is do so well!)

Dghawk said...

What a wonderful outing! Awesome pictures, too. As much as I would love to live on the water, I don't know if I would be able to live on a light.

Hooray for CBS getting to go to school. I'm sure he's glad as well.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Trinia, I had no idea your father was stationed here! Learn something new every day.

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If anyone from Saturday night's adventure at Merroir is reading, I'll have pictures of Paula the Traveling Gnome up by Thursday, hopefully. (Yes, CBW is still talking about a garden gnome.)

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Happy Monday, everyone, thanks for reading/commenting.

Meg McCormick said...

Just came back to look at these photos again. It strikes me as interesting that this structure is (or was) painted, inside and out. It's just out in the water there, and it looks like the only way up inside is that ladder. Interesting!

Maria_NJ said...

is it still for sale?

so glad that same is feeling well enough to go back to school some...(that is my bit of Paula Deen)

have a good week...

I think I found her on my trusty e-bay if anyone wants one...she is cute...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gnofun-Biker-Babe-Gnome-Statue-9-Inch-Figure-/190719472321?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c67c432c1

Anonymous said...

I talked to my Dad. I was wrong. He was stationed on Wolf Trap from 1956-59. There were always 3 men on there at all times to rotate shifts to keep the light fueled. They did 24 days on and 6 days off. They would take a small skiff that hung from the side to get supplies from Huberts in New Point. He is a good cook now because of all the cooking they did on the lighthouse. He loved his time on their and has lots of great memories! I told Mom to be sure to show him your pic's so he could see what the inside looks like now.
Trinia

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Trinia, that is invaluable information, thank you for sharing!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Maria, I'm not sure, it may well be.
Thanks for the link!