Piney Point

Sunday Brunch at the Ruddy Duck

by carbonboy on December 17, 2017

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Winters in Piney Point can become rather dull, especially when one is on a budget, as I now am. Trips to DC or Annapolis are rare, and the waters of the Potomac are a bit chilly for any summer activities. Piney Point has a mini-mart and a historic bar/pizza joint, the OCI Pub, which once […]

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St. George Island Homestead Restored

by carbonboy on December 17, 2017

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I took this first photo in October of 2009 when I was playing with HDR photography. I never quite mastered it. The house is a historic homestead, but I don’t know (or care to look up) its history. In November of that year we had a tropical storm roll through, flooding most of the island. […]

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Winter has Arrived in Piney Point

by carbonboy on December 8, 2017

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Oh crap!

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Autumns’ End

by carbonboy on December 7, 2017

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  Pulled out my North Face winter coat today, but it was not really needed. A cold spell is heading to DC, but we will be back in the fifties for a brief time. Really the only thing that annoys me is that the furnace runs more than I think is needed – but in […]

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Three Layers of Comfort!

by carbonboy on November 25, 2017

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Given I program the thermostat to set at 65 F at night, I added an old cotton blanket to sandwich between my 1000-count cotton sheets and a really old goose down comforter. What a surprising difference! Who would of thunk? My dreams are so much more vivid! Still sunny and high-fifties here in Piney Point […]

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The Magic of Mushrooms

by carbonboy on November 19, 2017

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I have been back in Piney Point two months and two days since leaving California. I returned at the absolute best time of the year – but now winter is coming. Winter sucks! I may move to Florida to ride it out. More on that later. For the time, I decided to cut myself from […]

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The Return of Winter

by carbonboy on November 10, 2017

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  Oh, this is going to be tough – substituting a mild Southern California winter for a moderate one in Southern Maryland. I am not ready, but thankfully 10 days of mid-fifties sunny days lie ahead after this first winter blast from the artic. I so miss California!

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De-cluttering my Life – Selling my Bling

by carbonboy on October 29, 2017

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I bought this watch and much more a decade ago to impress a woman that I fell in love with in Korea. I used to wear the Breitling, until I got a sports watch. Since, it’s all been sitting in a safe at my house. Tonight, it all goes up for sale in eBay. Getting […]

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My neighbor’s driveway on Lighthouse Drive

by carbonboy on October 27, 2017

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Wish I had an interest in holiday type stuff. But I don’t!

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October is the Perfect Month in Piney Point

by carbonboy on October 22, 2017

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I learned this a decade ago – no wonder why they have the Oyster Festival this weekend. Today was perfect – 75 F and sunny – but I was amazed of all the bird shit on the pier. So I headed to the enchanted forest for a bit of relief. All is well!

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Piney Point Beach

by carbonboy on September 24, 2017

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Ha – I’ve been home a week and have yet to take a walk on my beach. It is still too hot and humid to enjoy it. October is the only perfect month in Piney Point, Maryland, and I am looking forward to it.  

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Leaving Piney Point

by carbonboy on June 3, 2017

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Well, I achieved only about half of my intended mission this week in Piney Point. But what the hell, it was really intended to be a vacation (odd that one would take a vacation at one’s home, but that’s what I do). Soon I will be sitting in my Virgin America 1st class window seat, […]

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Things to do while Home in Piney Point

by carbonboy on May 30, 2017

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Check-up and cleaning at the dentist ✔ Doctor’s visit and meds refill (check) ✔ Morning jog to the lighthouse and back ✔ Pump iron 30 minutes daily – soak in Jacuzzi tub to recover ✔ Systematically dispose of 15 years of clutter ✔ Remind neighbors that I actually lived here for 15 years ✔ Clean the […]

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Last Night in Piney Point

by carbonboy on December 28, 2016

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Mission of this trip: move the shop tools, equipment and exotic materials to California in a shipping Pod, secure the house for the winter, and transport my little Ford Focus to the West Coast. No holiday cheer for me. Loading the Pod went faster than planned (I had some help). The house is clean and […]

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The (very old) Sea-Fruit Oyster House

by carbonboy on October 18, 2016

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Fins + Claws is a curiosity here on St. George Island. It once was the Sea-Fruit Oyster House and is one of the last oyster shucking houses left in Southern Maryland. It was converted to an indoor/outdoor facility to host any kind of party you can imagine. Although this visit I must say that Captain […]

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A Weekend Home in St. Mary’s County

by carbonboy on October 17, 2016

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October is my favorite month in Maryland, mostly because it finally cools off a bit. I had to take care of a few mundane tasks: clean the pine needles out of the rain gutters, endure an annual checkup and get my driver’s license renewed. By chance I was back for St. Mary’s Annual Oyster Festival. […]

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An Uneventful Day

by carbonboy on June 24, 2016

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Oh, except two trillion dollars vaporized from folks investments because of Xenophobic old white Brits – but that’s OK because Donny Trump and Ronny Paul say it’s a good thing. People died and lost their homes in West Virginia from flooding, and people died and lost their homes in California from wild fires. But climate […]

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A Walk Down Lighthouse Road

by carbonboy on May 24, 2016

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Finally the rain has stopped and summer has arrived. A walk to the lighthouse seemed in order. It was wonderful! Sumner begins in full force this weekend. I’m becoming somewhat immune to the humidity that follows.

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Ready to Fly my Phantom 4 – Not!

by carbonboy on May 22, 2016

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I bought my home back in 2002 when I joined NAVAIR in to help rescue the V-22 Osprey from cancellation due to its horrific record of safety. It survived, and seems to be doing well. The first thing I was hoping to do this week was fly my Phantom 4 from the tip of St. […]

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Infinity Ranch on Piney Point Road

by carbonboy on May 21, 2016

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Every late spring a rolling blanket of yellow “weeds” engulfs these two horse pastures. The folks at the ranch mow them down after they bloom, and the grass then thrives for the horses for the entire summer. I think there’s a lesson in that, but not sure what it is.

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