Friday, October 23, 2015

Nightfall

When the new bridge into Beaufort was built, the old two-lane was left below it as a community fishing pier. It's a place for anyone to fish, an equal opportunity for anyone to be on the water, and people of all ages, all colors, all walks of life gather there in the evening.

 

Some, like us, are just out for a stroll, but most are tending to the business of catching supper.

Families cluster around coolers of food and drinks, wives ease into chairs with books, chldren tend their lines as seriously as adults. Everyone is friendly, hushed, polite.

 

 

The air cools, dusk settles, the sun's evening performance begins.

We usually find a picnic table halfway down the pier and sit and watch the show.

 

When the sun is gone, when the last boat nears the shore, we head for home,

enfolded in a benediction over another treasured day.

 

18 comments:

  1. My kind of show! Glad to read you ar collecting treasured days.

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  2. What a great idea to leave the old bridge in place for people to enjoy. I've never understood why anyone would like fishing; it's just too degrading to be outwitted by a fish!

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  3. Many old but safe bridges when replaced by a much larger bridge for the increasing traffic flow
    are retained here for the same purpose and if it is SAFE for diving off, BUT if a sign says NO DIVING
    then God help the divers if caught. Of course the 'diving off area" is not near the fishing fraternity.
    That could lead to an all out confrontation - ha ha!
    I guess you'd need more that "a benediction" to retain calm when / if diving and fishing were on
    in too close proximity.
    Cheers
    Colin

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  4. Good to see it being used instead of torn down. Sounds like a fun place to spend an evening. Cold and rainy here...it feels real damp and cold...enough to snow (

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  5. Beautiful views of the water, no better place to walk.

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  6. Neat idea. You could set up market stalls there. Wonderful shots!

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  7. This is a very pleasant place to spend an evening.

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  8. What beautiful views of the sunset. That is a nice use of the old bridge. I could imagine little cafes on it.

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  9. Oh wow, what is stunning pictures.

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  10. What a lovely way to finish the day.

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  11. Cynthia you live in a nice setting. Unfortunately I live about 700km from Baltic sea and about 100 km from rivers

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  12. This is written so beautifully. I love the pictures of the sun going down over the water. Feels like I was there.

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  13. A beautiful description of the end of a day. The hypnotic pull of water attracts me wherever I am.

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  14. What a lovely post and apt use of words. Both photos and writing are poetry.

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  15. The fishing pier offers a way to enjoy both the scenery and the sport. Brilliant idea to keep it for addition pleasure for the citizens.

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  16. How neat that the old bridge is preserved for community use...:)

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