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The Chesapeake: Legends, Yarns & Barnacles: A Collection of Short Stories from the pages of The Chesapeake, Book 2 Kindle Edition
Join Fred McCoy, Jack Rue, Mark Robbins, Mel Brokenshire, Vi Englund, Rich Johnson, Stephen Gore Uhler, Joey Greenwell, Pepper Langley, Alan Brylawski and other great writers of The Chesapeake to explore the land of the flask, the fiddle and the dark roasted possum! Learn the art of lucky fishing!
From the Author
Some tales are of properly organizing your day for fishing, others tell of harrowing tales of jaunts through pastures avoiding crazed bulls and others simply may be characterized as bull. Mixed in are accounts of some of the people, places, boats and crabs of life on the Chesapeake.
Authentic story-telling such as from Pepper Langley has not been tainted by an editor's touch or fussed with by a grammarian.
There is no particular order, thus Walter Mitty types with trains and subway lines that criss-cross can find suitable length legends and yarns to pass the time. There are two paperback versions; one has color photos and is pricey and the other is all b&w and cheaper --- while the audible book requires a fertile imagination and perhaps a bottle of wine.
One added advantage of listening to the audiobook is that one can keep their hands available for such tasks as driving or eating crabs.
If you ever ventured down to Point Lookout State Park and saw the old Point Lookout Hotel prior to it being torn down to make way for a parking lot, then you might enjoy some of Alan Brylawski's accounts of life at the old inn in Letters from Point Lookout Hotel.
One added warning: all of Larry Jarboe's stories of fishing and Steve Uhler's tales of hunting and fighting are all true.
Welcome to The Chesapeake and visit us at TheChesapeakeToday.com for more. --- Ken Rossignol
- ASIN : B006N55W40
- Publisher : The Chesapeake Fishing & Fun LLC (December 16, 2011)
- Publication date : December 16, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 7397 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 214 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1468102699
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #778,835 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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These are stories from the past to the present time. Some are fish tales which include tips on how to catch fish, where to fish and the right bait for the job with good tips on how to care for your rod and reels. The color pictures are a real plus. This is a very enjoyable read, fast paced, refreshing, makes you feel like you are on your uncle's front porch listening to the old timers telling their life's events, you can almost hear them as you are reading laughing in the back ground. A wonderful book to relax with.
The book felt like I was there sharing the adventures, frustrations and joy of the characters. You certainly made the Chesapeake come to life. Keep up the good work.
Thank you again.
Ken Rossignol and his friend Larry Jarboe penned quite a few of the articles included in this volume of The Chesapeake, accompanied by many other reporters' pieces. Most of the articles have some sort of nautical interest, whether about boats in general, fishing, or maybe it's just about life in the Chesapeake Bay area. By the end of the book, I grew to acknowledge these writers as authorities on the subject at hand.
One of my favorites included in the book is "Serendipity Serenade", about a 25' boat that gets terrorized by a bull shark, and the guys on that boat live to tell the tale! [I seem to think there was a second shark tale in the mix, which I enjoyed too.] Another story I loved was the one in which the guy who has "several hobbies of long standing that require quietude" gets to have a unique experience on the bay, one still night.
NOTE: Personally, I didn't always like the bad mouths that some of these "seasoned sailors" have (but this may not affect all readers), and the stories are still enjoyable.
Overall? Good, intriguing adventures to read about!