I’ve made my life at the water’s edge. Yes, I’ve had a long and rewarding career in business, raised a family, provided well for them. We have grandkids; several. We have our issues, as do all families, but for the most part, have learned how to deal with them. Tragedy has not visited us as yet. In the summers, here in the northeast, they visit often and bring us joy and happiness. Our home is modest by some standards but there are bedrooms for all and mattresses on the floor as well. One of our most favorite activities is to go out on the long expanse of beach and walk, looking for anything that might catch our eyes…our imaginations…our lives. For me, it’s beach glass and these delicate and lovely sand dollars which I trade, laughter and fairness intact, with the kids for their own found treasures. It all works out in the end and everyone is happy with what they have gotten. –John and Mary P., Cape May, NJ
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Firstly, let me commend you for this informational, very entertaining, well-written site. Even those who are not involved in the boating lifestyle, will find something here to enjoy with your postings. And that especially means these Photo Op images. Keep up the good work. It seems as if many of the people sending in pictures have an emotional connection with what they are doing, where they’ve been, and, as with the young lady whose pelican and cat posts were most enjoyable, seeing things with fresh eyes. My entry concerns the rise and fall of the tides. I think this is a most wondrous event, occurring around the clock, and in all the world’s oceans. And no matter how much I understand what is happening, I am still amazed at the whole experience. Thank you again for sharing these moments with anyone out there lucky enough to find them. –Patricia T., San Diego, CA
For me, being out on the ocean was always a family affair. Both my mother and father are avid boaters and my earliest memories are based on my connection to the water. They are the most amazing and life-affirming memories; adventurous and full of wonderment of so many experiences as we traveled about. And, of course, they continue. So many times, as I did as a child, when I find myself clear of the land, I often look up into the sky and get lost in the clouds. How wonderful!
-Judith C., Barcelona, Spain
Dear Capt. Ken: We were visiting your New York CIty this past summer and, while recently viewing some of the postings on this wonderful site of yours, noticed all the various and thoroughly enjoyable contributions to the Photo Op section that have been put up. It was quite moving that our travel plans coincided with the 9/11 tribute. We were out on the water, on one of the ferry service boats crossing from the New Jersey side and going over to the Wall Street area when we took this picture with our iPhone. We think the image speaks for itself.
–Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin C., Brisbane, Australia
There a several times during the day, when I am out on my boat, that I sit back and really take it all in. One of those moments comes during the morning hours; my crew is busy with rod and bait rigging and my guests, some of which share the space up on the bridge with a few others, are all looking forward to an exciting outing. The weather is cooperating and everything is working as it should and hopefully, we’ll have some cockpit action that will result in a successful release. Maybe, we’ll take one properly caught fish for tonight’s dinner. But if not, well that’s how it goes. I snapped this picture from topsides just as we cleared the breakwater and headed out to sea. I was in the moment. Tight lines everyone. –Alex W., Charleston, SC
I hope you accept this picture in the spirit in which is was not only taken, but sent as well. I am a traveling tournament fishing captain and have been checking in with your blog whenever I get the chance. Upon recently noticing your Photo Op postings, I began going through some of the many images both my crew and I have snapped and, with lots of laughter brought on by good-hearted memories, decided I’d run this one by you. Yo estoy viviendo la vida! –Capt. Ed R., Marina Pez Vela, Quepos, Costa RIca
Many thanks to all those who have sent in photos of their journeys, adventures, nature, and other related themes to this site. Keep them coming! -Capt Ken
Hey Cap, read your excellent review of the 77′ foot, Jarrett Bay-built Blank Check and remembered I was on the Beaufort, NC town dock on the same day you were there. Snapped this shot of this most beautiful boat and watched as you and the crew went out for the day. Enjoy the site. Keep up the good work. –Daryl W., Beaufort, NC