Here are more Tangier shots taken from the docks at loading time.
Is it loading time or unloading time? I guess that depends on who is doin' the talking.
(And the loading.)
From my perspective they were loading the crabs onto the dock.
From their perspective they were unloading the crabs from the boat.
this is all just nonsense talk none of this really matters
because then there was this.
I wish I'd gotten a better close-up shot. It's hard to tell here, but if you
click the image you can see that he has on quite the get-up.
At first I thought they were boots, but it's shorts over a pair of ...pajamas?
I can't tell. Anyway, it was definitely unique. I give him a gold star for daring to be a little different in an environment that clings to tradition and status quo. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.)
The Tangier Island Museum
|Unloading. Or loading. Or is there another term? Anyone?|
is a must-see for any visitor to the island. Along with historical exhibits and lots of interesting tidbits (such as the fact that an elephant once visited the island and there used to be an opera house!), a brief film describes the history and plight of the watermen.
Much like here in Mathews, the younger generation on Tangier are less and less inclined to pursue the water as a way of life, for various reasons.
It's as if the industry is washing away into the bay as quickly as the shorelines of this tiny island are.
for an excellent article about Tangier and the watermen.
There are at least three or four more days of Tangier photos to come.