When the boat’s leaving the dock, if a cat begins to purr, fishermen are pleased: It’s said that cats love fish and can smell them from afar.
~ Fishing Village Lore
Center Of The Pier (Select the photo to see in a larger format)
Center Of The PierViewing down the center of the pier where vessels dock in the Port of Galilee
Viewing down the center of the pier where vessels dock in the Port of Galilee
I am a Rhode Islander, there is no getting away from that fact. But I have also traveled. One cannot spend time on boats and ships without it. I have found refuge in many ports. Places where we measure time in strolls and methods of cooking seafood.
I can think of so many ports where I have perambulated. There is New Bedford and Fairhaven in Massachusetts. Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven, and Menemsha on the Vineyard. Bayou La Batre in Alabama. Deer Isle in Maine. Apalachicola in Florida.
My favorite still has to be Galilee right here in Rhode Island. It is typical, quaint, and family-oriented. The vessels run the gamut; wood, steel, and aluminum. Ferries transit with trips to Block Island. It's a place where we appreciate the rhythms of life. By far, fishing villages are welcoming places. Galilee takes top ranking for me.
Stem First (Select the photo to see in a larger format)
Stem FirstViewing stem first at the pier in the Port of Galilee.
Resting At The Pier (Select the photo to see in a larger format)
Resting At The PierCalmly resting alongside the pier on a slightly foggy spring evening.
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