Saturday, October 23, 2010

Evening party


Tonight we went to the Power Squadron oyster roast. It was held at an old home right on the river. The view is stunning from the back yard. Graceful old oak trees that are a hundred years old stretch out moss-laden branches that nearly touch the ground.



We came to the party by boat, having been out sailing earlier in the day. We anchored out at first and rowed the dinghy to shore. Later, we tied up next to a 1935 era wooden Herreshoff Mobjack ketch that came from near my home town in Virginia. I love these old wooden boats that come from another era. It's good that they are preserved and not left to rot or be eaten by ship worms.



There was a lot of food and about 16 bushels of oysters. These were the first oysters of the season for me. They were cooked in a super rig, all made of stainless steel. I hadn't seen anything quite this elaborate for cooking oysters, hotdogs and hamburgers.



It was a good time. And now it's time to head home and check on the animals. The full moon is rising and the tide is going out. It's a perfect night for a moon dance.


14 comments:

  1. sounds like a great evening...mmm...have not had oysters in a while...

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  2. What a beautiful old house and view. Syd, you live an enchanted life. :o) Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  3. sounds like a most wonderful time. and yes, full moon tonight, very cold here, no dancing on the deck for us, at only 2 degrees C. have a wonderful sunday~

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  4. Beautiful shots, Syd. You have a way with words -- and with the camera.

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  5. Annete said all I would say before I got here. Thanks again Syd.

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  6. Mellow day, mellow night. Trade you?

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  7. Your blog is a place of calm and serenity. Your voice peaceful and wise.

    I enjoy stopping by.

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  8. Love oysters
    Do you have the small japanese Kumamoto?
    My favorite in the west coast

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  9. You two had quite a great day. Nice to see the house where the oyster roast was held. The most fun is that you went to the party by boat after being out in the boat all day. What a great day, like I said. Yeah.

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  10. I loved your final photo and the words that went with it !

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  11. How romantic to arrive at a party by boat! Mmmmmmm a moon dance, I'm all for that. :)

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  12. I just love Live Oaks and Spanish Moss. Looked like a beautiful evening.

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  13. I love the pictures. Everything you wrote about that evening makes me feel like I was part of it.

    Thanks! I needed that breath of fresh air.

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