On my family’s trips to my Beloved’s home we would pass through the former US Naval Repair Base in the area. And we would always pass by this old yet still stately pair on the way home. In low tide and high tide, those boats remained. I’ve always wondered about their names, what they do, where they’ve been, who owns them and why they’re “hiding” in that little river, looking abandoned and forlorn.
Somehow, once we’re past them, they slip out of my mind. But one thing I have always wanted to do was to take a picture of them.
I got the chance to do this last year. As usual I was in the front passenger seat, I didn’t even get down the car. I just rolled the window down and took the shot from where I was sitting.
If ships could talk, the way they do in Cars and Planes, I can imagine the conversations these two would be having with each other, of days gone by and of the future ahead, the weather and the tides, and that lady with the camera…
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