the beach for the solstice

ma and i have this tradition going on – every winter holiday when we come home to visit our folks we take a day or two for ourselves, and have a little stay in rehoboth beach.  pretty thoughtful huh?  this year is no different, and we are able to enjoy the lovely offseason beach, some tasty food and a trip to dogfish head brewery.

i’m not feeling too much like writing right now.  even though i’m on vacation i’ve still got lots of work to do, been working on grant proposals and reviewing papers all morning.  so i’m just gonna share a few shots.

sun setting over the ocean

crab chips – within our first hour ma and i had already split a bag.  my friend leah claims that folks in maryland don’t know what crabs taste like cause we cover ’em in so much old bay.  ma’s response – we do to know what crabs taste like!  they taste like old bay!

tanker ships in the chesapeake bay

samples at dogfish head – we had some seriously strange offerings – an egyptian beer made with wheat, palm fruit, chamomile and zatar – a belgian golden flavored with cardamom and aged for 6 months in brandy barrels – an imperial porter with smoked malt, shiaz grape juice and juniper berries – and an imperial stout with honey and gesho.  only one of these clocked in at under 7.5% alcohol – which is why we got the little samples.  after all these years of folks trying to push the extreme beer envelope, i’m looking forward to folks trying to out do each other though simple tasty beers that are light in alchol and pair well with food.

and we leave off where we started, the moon over the ocean.

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2 responses to “the beach for the solstice

  1. zatar, eh? you could probably try your own hand of that version with your bag ‘o zatar at your house! beautiful pictures. hope you both are enjoying some r & r.

  2. “i’m looking forward to folks trying to out do each other though simple tasty beers that are light in alchol and pair well with food.”

    Hear, hear.

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