Friday, July 10, 2009

Sunset Over Fernandina Shrimp Boat

And, hopefully, that's not a metaphor. You're looking at a dying breed just sitting on the docks. The days of the independent shrimper may be coming to an end. There is so much competition from farm-raised and imported shrimp that it's hard for these folks to get the price they need in order to cover their costs, let alone make a profit. As I've said before, you will truly be able to tell the difference in taste if you get the opportunity to sample some locally caught fresh wild shrimp. There are several restaurants in Fernandina that have them available. We'll point you in the right direction when you're here.

Fairbanks House


itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!
This picture is amazing! I think it is officially my favorite. It looks like a picture right out of pirate movie. Great job!
You just don't get scenes like that in upstate NY.

Theresa the Innkeeper said...

Thanks. Having been born in Rochester, NY, I know that you don't see too many shrimp boats up there but you do have your own set of beautiful things to gaze upon: the first snow and lilacs in April spring to mind...