Monday, March 14, 2011


Last Friday I had the privilege of touring the southern end of the county with a former classmate of mine who had information and old photographs for the book I'm working on. One of the many places we visited was the site of the former Bayside Wharf.

The wharf, which he said stretched waaaaaaay out from where we were standing, was obliterated by Hurricane Hazel.

Today, the site is marked with a pavilion which is available for rent from the Mathews Land Conservancy. These pictures were taken from that pavilion.

 Click here for information on the wharf and the MLC.

Here's a picture of Johnny Pugh, my high school friend who was ever so happy to tell me what he knew.  And what he knows are facts and details which cannot be read in books or studied in school.

What he knows may be my next book.

Thank you, Johnny.


Maria_NJ said...

I can not tell you how excited I am for you. I can't wait till the book comes out.

I went to the link and read about the conservatory. They had a dance hall and a very vivid picture dashed through my mind, it was wonderful.

I'm off today, some wash to do...

wv:pirurr: what a french cat would say???(that was a stretch)


Mental P Mama said...

Agatha Chrisitie, move ovah!

Jamie said...

I love those pics, especially the reflections in the water... which made me start singing "reflections of the way life used to be reflections of the love you took from me..."

deborah said...

Thank you for being you - I appreciate your sympathy.
What a nice opportunity to add to your resources for your book! Love the pictures!
I am looking forward to this series of books:)

Daryl said...

So exciting to see/hear how its coming together ..

abb said...

When is your book due?

Bethie said...

I am so looking forward to this book!!

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, so now Deborah says it's a series of books. You're going to be busy, CBW.
But it sounds like your day with your school friend was wonderfully productive. I'm glad.
Looking at a map of Mathews County, with all its ins and outs of coastline, I feel sorry for the mapmakers and even sorrier for you. So much to cover, so little time.
-- K

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

foolery said...

You have a great eye, you know that? Everything is beautiful, but my favorite shot is the one of Johnny. Such an unexpected angle.

Country Girl said...

Yep, thank you Johnny.

Waterman JP said...

Janice will have more pics to post of Bayside to include the dance hall and the ice house at this location.It's just a matter of properly functioning equipment