Sunday, October 7, 2012

So seriously, what do you do all day?

Yep, that's the question many of you are thinking.  We live on a boat, we don't work, and we don't do boat projects because it's too darn hot.  So what do we do?  Well, we go to Jekyll Island frequently because both the dogs and we like it.  But that's not all we do.  Living in one place for an extended period of time means melding into the community and doing things that community does.

For example, last Friday was the first Friday of the month, and that means downtown Brunswick Georgia has a par-tay!

I thought it would be fun to shoot photos through store windows in the twilight.  This is a ghost of a Buick in a wine store.

The many small parks downtown have bands.

Or single performers, like Kellie Parr.  She was wonderful.

And yesterday, for Pam's birthday, we went to the Coastal Georgia Regional Fair! It's hosted by the Exchange Club of Brunswick, an affiliate of the National Exchange Club.  It is a community service organization.  The proceeds of the fair benefit the local Boys & Girls Club (YAY!) and other worthy causes, buys bicycles for needy kids, and funds school social workers, among other things.  This is their major fund raiser.

Yes, look closely.  Those people are upside down.

And they even had a demolition derby!

It was a great day, made even better because our dock neighbor Neil took us to B&J's restaurant in nearby Darien for a shrimp dinner.  There is nothing better than fresh wild Georgia shrimp, and the shrimp at B&Js comes right from the nearby river.  Make sure the shrimp you buy is wild Georgia shrimp, and not that nasty stuff that grows in polluted Asian shrimp farm ponds. 

Today is forecast to be 91 degrees.  I think today will be a beach day.  Too hot for a boat project.  ;-)


  1. Livin the dream Dave! You are THE MAN!!!

  2. OK, i'll try again to weigh in here. My credentials have seened to be lacking in the past. I really enjoy your blog, Dave. I sense you're struggling with whether to continue being as persistent as you've been with daily posts. Those daily posts, my friend, are what keep people like me coming back. Every day. Like my dog Gunner has his daily patrol route at 4:30 every morning while I make coffee. I enjoy your posts, even though I was drawn initially by "Oh Boy! A couple living on a trawler!"

    Your photographs are getting better, by some dimension I can't say, but I recognize.

    I'm looking forward to you eventually turning your attention to building a new house up North.

    Tom carter

    1. Thanks Tom. Sometimes I wonder what I should write about, and all I have to do is to look at what's on my camera. But I figure that there are several types of people who follow this blog.

      1. Friends
      2. Family
      3. Those who stumble on it by mistake through google.
      4. Those who see the humor in us living on a boat with three fairly large dogs and want to see what idiocy we're up to.

      As for the photos, I take artsy fartsy ones, and I take snapshots of something we're doing. Although, when I take snapshots I try to incorporate what I've learned now.

      I've sold a few photos on, but I've decided to also setup shop on That should be ready in short order.

      Thanks for commenting.

  3. Sometimes, a beach day is plenty enough to do. ;-)

    Nice photos - we enjoyed the photo essay!