Farewell to Tilghman Island
Six months certainly does go by quickly! There were some weeks when time seemed to move very slowly on this island. Frustrated by a lack of nearby hiking (okay, make that lack of nearby anything), I struggled to find ways to keep myself energized and fit.
The lack of distractions DID force me to focus on completing my manuscript “Moments of Panic, Moments of Peace”, so I can say “Mission Accomplished” on that score. As we speak, query letters are on their way to agents and small publishing houses. Should that approach yield no results, I will investigate self publication.
As time passed, I did develop a (grudging) appreciation for this place; primarily through bird watching and sea glass hunting.
From here I head back to Pennsylvania (more on that in my next post). In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite shots from my “Time on Tilghman”.
Above: Black Walnut Point – at the tip of the Island.
ABOVE: A great heron fishing, a common sight.
ABOVE: The dock at the end of my street, the day before “Sandy” arrived. My first day on the island!
ABOVE: Fog over Blackwater Marsh, a National Wildlife Sanctuary, about an hour’s drive from the island.
ABOVE: River Otters at Pickering Creek – a decent place to hike and only 25 miles away! 🙂
ABOVE: Living across the street from a working marina – always something interesting going on.
ABOVE: Where Pebbles and Bam Bam spent most of their winter days.
ABOVE: Hunting for sea glass became a pleasant diversion.
ABOVE: My last few weeks here I enjoyed the company of nearby Ospreys.
ABOVE: A board walk in Blackwater Marsh, and an appropriate symbol for the journey of my life.