Wednesday, February 22, 2017

ANOTHER RESTAURANT IN VIRGINIA BEACH, AND A POEM


A Boat On the Sea 
by Seth Milliman

What am I?
Just a boat on the sea
Sailing softly with the winds gentle breeze,
I have seen rough and calm,
Soft and chaotic,
With no rest in between.
What lighthouse guides me to its safe shores?
Am I destined to ride the waves with no light?
No, maybe not but I cannot tell the future.
You who travel paths less taken,
Those who seek refuge from the rain.
Take haste and seek quickly,
The storm comes without warning sometimes.
And if you can't see will you hear?
I am not wise but foolish,
Destitute and foolhardy.
But I will seek the lighthouse
In order to get in at least before the storm.


When we have gone to Virginia Beach we more often than not find ourselves at Dockside, a restaurant we have been coming to for many years when visiting family and friends.  We like having lunch at a table - whenever possible - right by the water.  This day we watched a fishing boat tie up and bring their catch to the fish market.  You walk through the market to get to the restaurant.  




There is a seating area outside for when the weather is warmer, and then you can say hello to the seagulls.  I have seen a whole variety of ducks in the water, migrating back and forth.  You can also see pelicans and cormorants.  The seagulls had the place all to themselves when we were there.





34 comments:

  1. I really like the poem, Denise. And this looks like a great place to enjoy a meal, and I smiled when I saw the seagulls lined up. :)

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    1. Thank you Linda. The seagulls always make me smile too.

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  2. It looks absolutely wonderful! I would want to stay long after I had eaten. A poem I have not read before! I like it!

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  3. now that is my kind of place for lunch and I am sure the food is excellent as well

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    1. It was Margaret, especially the She-Crab soup with a touch of sherry :)

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  4. I thought you were here in our town. ours that looks just like this is named Star Fish Co. walk through or around back of the fish market and sit a tables on the dock. the difference is they have no inside restaurant, it is a window that we order from. I like the looks of this Sea Hag

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    1. Hi Sandra! These places always have that look don't they?

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  5. what a great restaurant, poem and pics!

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  6. Interesting place to have lunch.

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    1. It has been one of my favorite places to visit Red.

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  7. Lots to see, from that restaurant!!!

    Food. And an ever-changing-show. :-)

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    1. Always interesting, that's for sure LC :)

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  8. Good poetry choice! I like those moody skies.

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  9. Love Dockside...nice to see again! Loved the poem!

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    1. Thank you Marie. Glad it brought back good memories:)

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  10. A very nice poem and great pictures for us to see.
    I love being beside water, especially if you also get the opportunity to sit a while

    All the best Jan

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  11. This looks like the perfect place to go and order and just sit back and enjoy where you are.

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    1. It certainly is Rose. I always enjoy my time there.

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  12. That would be a delightful place to have lunch! Your photos are beautiful.

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  13. What pretty boats and dock. Reminds me of Ala Wai Harbor here in Hawaii.

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    1. Boats and water, docks and sea birds, so many similarities. Thanks for visiting Gigi.

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  14. Hi Denise and what a super poem, dock sides are always an interesting walk with the added chance of getting some images of sea birds, all the best. John

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    1. I agree John, love it when I can get bird photos. Alas I didn't get any photos this time round.

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  15. Neat! I'll bet they have nice fresh seafood.

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