Down By the River

Now matter how many times I've taken this 10-minute walk from my home, I always see something new or see old things in a new light. Today, i was surprised to see the trail bike in the water ("Off Track," below) amidst the pilings that used to run alongside the ruins of a five-masted schooner, The Buccaneer, that was used as a breakwater before it wa set afire in 1990. Because of the low tide, I was able to get closer to the pilings than usual. When I turned around, I saw the makeshift 9/11 memorial painted on a rock. I'd never noticed that before; I doubt many people have. You'd have to have a spy glass on it from a boat, or be as wacky as me to be among the slimy boulders.

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