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When I was a kid, I’d go someplace that was quiet and solitary, sit and get comfortable, then observe. Sometimes it would take just a few minutes for me to begin noticing movement around me… other times it would take a long period for critters to realize I wasn’t a threat and resume what they were doing.
The image above was like that.
It was shot from an elevated boardwalk within Assateague Island National Seashore, and there wasn’t another soul anywhere around me. So I just sat and watched. This looks like a empty, utterly desolate scene — but in fact, it was actually teeming with life… you just had to be patient and look for it.
I don’t have many photos of my sister, but this one continues to be my favorite.
The only real town of any size is 17 miles away. It’s six miles from the closest place to pick up mail.
One room. It does have heat and electricity, but no running water.
The last class of children to attend it was in 1942, and it only has one surviving student left alive today (it was a six-mile round-trip on foot when she was a first-grader in the mid-1930s).
But it’s well kept, loved, and used to this day. Read more here.
We have a new favorite haunt when we travel to Assateague Island National Seashore and Ocean City, Maryland… the local seafood dives in West Ocean City. West Ocean City is the center for commercial and charter fishing in the area, and doesn’t have the intense number of tourons that choke the life out of the nearby tourist traps — plus the seafood is as fresh as can be had anywhere in the region.