Doors on DelMarVa

Traveling always opens new doors, some of them are worth photographing, others are just for opening. The DelMarVa Peninsula is one such place. The northern portion is between the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware Bay. The further south one goes the eastern edge is the Atlantic. The topography is, well, Flat. It’s on the Coastal Plain. Serious hills are not to be found, making for easy bicycling. Farming and Seafood are the main occupations

I found this first door in Crisfield, now a residence it the bars on the windows make it look like the building was once a business.

On Smith Island the occupations are, Crabbing and tourism. That’s it. One finds excellent Crab Cakes and Smith Island Cake. The Crab Cakes are made with Crab, that’s it. No bread or cracker crumbs, maybe a little bit of shell now and then, but definitely crab meat. The other delicacy is the Smith Island Cake. I don’t think I’d want to die for it, but … Let me try to describe it, Twelve Layers. Yes 12 layers! So it’s also 12 layers of icing, along with bits of fruit or other surprises in between some of the layers. Sorry for no picture, this is a post about doors.

What else would one expect in a fishing community, but a fishing shack. I guess the anchor really keeps the door closed.


It’s not often we can photograph many doors at once, but here Ewell, Smith Island the opportunity presented itself, even though I had to shoot through the window. A note for the younger generation, these are the doors on Post Office Boxes, still used here in a community of only a couple hundred. The mail comes in by boat, there no trucks to Smith Island. From the boat dock to the Post Office, the mail travels by Golf Cart.


It was a long drive home and I sort of felt the need for this door.


for Norm’s Doors


About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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One Response to Doors on DelMarVa

  1. Norm 2.0 says:

    Love it! Such a nice varied collection – thanks for joining us this week πŸ™‚

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