Cracking Shells on The Chesapeake

Postcard: Crabs on The Bay

Postcards By Photo by Henry Phillips

Kent Island, Maryland — It’s getting along this afternoon — 3:45 — and I’m on the deck of Kentmorr Restaurant, which sits on Kent Island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, working through something like my fourth large blue crab. My hands are covered in Old Bay and some crustaceous ooze that undoubtedly served a vital function to the recently consumed. Things are good. It’s Memorial Day weekend. Proper, blue crabs are just the kind of meal to spend a few hours with when paired with good conversation and a beer or two. Maybe a Michelada. Summer really is here.

Photo Notes: Fujifilm X100 35mm f/2 1/320 ISO 800


A postcard is always a pleasant surprise, particularly in an era of Instagram and SMS pics. We don’t have enough postage for our entire readership, but our new bite-sized series, Postcards lightly details the who, what, when, where and why. It’s a simple, and effective, premise. Whether they’re based on a life-changing subject or just a strange one, shot with a Red Epic or an iPhone, we hope you find these little moments more genuine than the stock images you’re used to seeing opposite of the Xs and Os.