braddock bay & bonus

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There was still some ice on Braddock Bay marina when I shot this last month, probably all gone now.  The yellowish color is from sediment and vegetation in the shallow water at the docks.  These slips will be filled with boats very soon, if not already.  Fishermen gotta fish!

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Bonus pic:  my new car.  care to guess what it is?

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49 thoughts on “braddock bay & bonus

  1. janina

    Great pix! The first one makes me feel that walking on that jetty would be a huge risk for my health! That I could fall into the drink! As to the car, something to appease your racing car driver fantasies, I presume? (no idea what it is but looks like my kinda car)

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Janina. The walkways look a little rickety bu I’ve seen folks much heavier than I walk across them, just not when they were icy.
      Another hint: it’s not a race car. Far from it.

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  2. spinningwheels

    I love th efirst image, great light, very subtle, and nicely composed with the eye travelling along the rickety jetty.

    I don’t know what your new car is though. I call mine ‘the old jalopy’!! But yours looks a bit shinier!!

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Tony. The car I had before this was my “old jalopy”. Now I have a new jalopy. This one is a luxury car for me because it has a transmission that shifts automatically and a radio!

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  3. chatou11

    I love the two pictures Ken, they look like water-color paintings. On the first one it’s funny it looks as if the deck is not straight…to walk on!!
    I Have no idea of what you car is and I am looking forward to see it!

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      1. oneowner Post author

        I think you may be a little inexperienced in the boating/beer convention. If this is a breeze to walk you obviously haven’t had enough beer.

      2. disperser

        True, that. I had exactly one sip of beer, when I was 19. Knew it was not for me.

        BUT . . . I thought if you had enough to drink, you’d weave a crooked path. The trick, then, is to hit the first step in the right direction. Perhaps someone can help you get started.

    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, John. I love the docks at Braddock Bay Marina. Especially when there are no boats there. I’ll have to go back in a month and see what it looks like.
      Your close with the car. It’s one of Car and Driver’s 10 best (2013).

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    1. oneowner Post author

      You’re so close, Earl. I drove the Versa and it was a solid candidate. I liked it quite a bit but I liked this one a bit better.

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    2. oneowner Post author

      Honda Fit is correct! You win dinner for one at Vic and Irv’s any time between November and March. The reason being that you can’t get there from here due to the outlet bridge being closed during the Summer months. That’s not entirely true; you can drive around the world and get there, but not on one tank of gas.

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  4. TomDills

    That dock looks like it could be a little challenging to walk on, but i like the photos, Ken. Something about your processing works well with the scene.

    I’m late to the party on the car, but was thinking that it could be a Honda. I guess I would have gotten that much right! 🙂

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Tom. Yes, it’s a Honda Fit and it’s exactly what I wanted. The processing was minimal on the dock photos and all done in LR5. I hesitate to walk out on the docks myself at this time of year because they are still icy and the water is still cold and fairly deep. Maybe I’d feel different if I had a nice boat tied up here, though.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Monte. The Fit is highly rated by Consumer Reports. There are a few very nice cars in this category and I drove them all, but this was a good fit (get it?) for me.

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  5. Jimi Jones

    You’re so right… fishermen gotta fish! 🙂 I’m heading out on the Chesapeake this weekend for the Rock Fish open.

    Love these pics, man. I’d offer a guess on the new car but that would be cheating at this point, since I’ve read all of the comments. 🙂 Congrats on the new wheels, my friend. Just in time for the great weather ahead. Time to go exploring!

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Jimi. Folks tell me the fishing here at the Bay is excellent but you do need a boat to fish here. There must be a lot of fish here because a lot of people come here to fish.

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  6. serialphotographer

    These are lovely shots, I think the fisherman is mad as I’d nut venture out there I value my life more. I guess though it’s slightly different from the frozen lakes we get here in the UK, so he must know what he’s doing.

    Now I’ve found your site I will definitely pop back.

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  7. ehpem

    I’m late to the guessing here. I have a Fit and so it was going to be an easy guess. Nice car. Only drawback we have noticed is it can be a bit noisy on the highway. Otherwise we have had no problems at all.
    I love your dock/pier photos. The chaotic alignment and colours are great.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, ehpem. I really like the car so far. Highway noise is no problem at all for me. The problem for me is that the stock tires are not good in the snow (we get lots of it here). I plan on getting 4 good quality snow tires for it in the fall. I had very good luck with them on the Focus.

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      1. ehpem

        Ah yes, the tires. I have had mine long enough to get a new set and even made a timelapse of that chage which you mifht remember. We don’t normally get much snow here so I got similar tires. Which caused me to be stranded a few weeks ago so I too may be looking for a set of good winter tires next fall.

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