i knew there were ship wrecks and sunken submarines in the chesapeake, but i did not know there are over 2400 of them! national geographic has recently published a shipwreck map detailing submerged vessels and their locations: i couldnt believe how many are in my own backyard! i am not surprised though: a few years back, i was zipping around a local creek i hadnt explored before when we came to an abrupt halt having snagged on some hidden object below the murky surface: we were lucky no one was hurt! it could have been a stump or ghost pot, but if it was an ancient wreck, that would be cool!
the quick fire challenge on top chef tonight involved using fish 'trash' to make a delicious dish...if you want to do the same challenge at home, check out this recipe for chesapeake bay rockfish head chowder featured on npr the other day.
with fishing season in the bay and river closed for the season, i took the boat back to jett's for winterizing and a few other adjustments. this time, the only parking space left in the yard was next to this duck blind boat-not that i minded or anything! couldnt tell what it was in for...learn to make your own here.