The world as I see it — by R C Norman


A Ride to the Dock

A Ride to the Dock

I remember when my son was small enough to ride on my shoulders. At 14, those days are long gone. I think seeing this father and son taking a stroll on the dock at Locklies Marina last weekend was a nostalgic moment for me. Jenny and I were enjoying a late lunch of roasted oysters and crab cakes, sitting at the so-called “slanted table” under a shade tree at Merrior, a casual outside restaurant with great views of Locklies Creek and the Rappahannock River. I was admiring the Charlotte D deadrise boat (in the background of this photo) that had just returned from a fishing charter and the skipper was washing her down, when this father and son crossed my view. I put down my beer, grabbed my Nikon and snapped off three shots. The first one shown here captured the moment. Maybe this little boy, still in diapers, will grow to appreciate old boats and backwater marinas as much as I do. Just maybe. June 9, 2012.
Specs: Nikon D7000, 105 mm, F/5.6, 1/800, ISO 200

4 responses

  1. I see what you see here. I have a 13 year old. Much too big for my shoulders. I am blessed to also have a 3 year old. He still has a seat up high. The time between them allows me to appreciate the things that passed several years ago. It’s like a second chance. Thanks for the reminder.

    June 19, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    • Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment, Frank. All ages have their special moments, but this scene was a flashback for me when my kids were about that size. It does go by quickly, so enjoy every moment.

      June 19, 2012 at 10:56 pm

  2. Adorable. Look at the hats. And how Dad is just barely holding on to him, but the son shows no fear. He’s just enjoying the show.

    June 16, 2012 at 12:03 am

    • Thanks for the comment. I couldn’t resist capturing this classic father and son moment, so fitting for this Father’s Day weekend.

      June 16, 2012 at 12:14 am

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