Featured Photos - Photographer: Jamie Crannell

Haybails, green grass and blue skies

I was taking a bike ride to Denton, to do a little Ingressing, and had to stop a few times along the way just to take in the beauty of it all! I really do love this life on the shore.

Note: This shot was taken with a camera phone.

Hoopers Island ride

It was a magnificent Sunday morning and I was itching to get out and ride. A long & leisurely scenic ride was in the air and nothing else would do! Today, I chose Hooper's Island.

Hooper's Island photos by Jamie Crannell - LifeOnTheShore.com
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Hooper's Island is about an hour long drive from my home and has very smooth, gently curvaceous roads all the way to the end. The scenery changes from mile to mile, bringing you the beauty of full lush forests to Cattail covered marshlands.. trees in late decay from an ever rising sea level, creeks and mudbanks crawling with various critters, most with shells, some without, like birds, fish, beavers, raccoon, a fox or two and several dozen deer.

The further you get out from the mainland, the more signs make themselves prevalent that this is a waterman's world. Over here a few dozen crab pots stacked up, all baited and ready for work. Over there an energetic fellow working on his trolling rig, next to him a pair of seasoned veterans on boat maintenance duty. An egret making his way through the salt water grasses, picking up a critter or three for his breakfast before a flash of white feathers, blindingly bright in the morning sun, announces his spritely take off into the warm and salty sea breeze.

I've not long been home and already I want to go back.

Life On The Shore

48 Forks will be hosting Life On The Shore

We are excited to be moving to a Drupal site. Things should really shape up here soon!



LifeOnTheShore is a web community based on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware & Virginia; otherwise known as DelMarVa. This project is currently upgrading and enhancing our technologies.

Here in our web site you will eventually find things like

  • Local parks & playgrounds with photos & reviews
  • Local events
  • Interesting local people
  • Unique local businesses
  • Technology, photography
  • Blogs (online magazines)
  • . . . and much more!

We are currently seeking writers, journalists, poets, ranters, preachers, soap-box politicians and anyone else who has a story to tell or an opinion to share. Write an article, a message on the forum, a comment on a post, get conversations started!

Why the 48forks.com domain? I needed a to name domain on the fly and the first text I set my eyes on, was on the side of a box on the shelf in front of me.. 48 Forks. Brilliant! So, here we are.

Crannell Web Services

Fluidly Evolving Internet Technologies - Crannell Web Services

We'd like to thank our parent site, CrannellWeb.com, for providing the technology needed to get Life On The Shore up and running. Currently this entire project is running on donated time and effort to provide customized software solutions for our online community.

If you are ready to take the next step in establishing your online presence, and want to have it done right, get in touch!