Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Darien

We went to Darien yesterday. It's a small town about 50 miles south of here. We've decided we needed to do a little local exploring, we've been very lazy. So we went to Darien. Not much to see, there is Fort King George the site of the first English settlement in Georgia (1721) and a few ruins made of tabby ( a local building material made of sand, oyster shells and concrete) and the shrimp fleet. They have the annual blessing of the fleet in Darien to pray for a good shrimp season. And if our lunch at Skipper's Fish Camp was any example the shrimping season is going well.
We started with a seafood quiche (made with crab and shrimp) for me and Brunswick Stew for Mac. The Quiche was the best I've ever eaten anywhere! Mac said his Stew was wonderful! Then he had broiled scallops and I had a fried shrimp sandwich. Again, they were delicious. We ended up bringing most of his home having shared my sandwich. We almost didn't taste the tartar sauce because neither of us use it, but decided we ought to at least taste it, and it was obvious that it was homemade, delicious and added to our take home bag.
We had spent the morning fishing on an old disused bridge over, we think, the Altamaha River. Each of us caught a cat fish, mine weighed about a pound, several crabs (on a hook no less, we decided they must really be hungry) and a stingray that Mac caught.
I did a small oil painting I need to finish.
On the way home we stopped at the Sapelo Island Visitors Center and got info on going there. You have to take a ferry out and do a tour, no freelancing. So we'll fit that in after we get back from Atlanta.
Great day, I'm still stuffed.

1 comment:

  1. Ah ha, so that's what you ate. Sounds delicious!

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