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Wordless Wednesday: At The Fort Washington Marina

Over the weekend, I checked out some neighborhoods across the Potomac River in Fort Washington, Maryland.  And we stopped by the local marina to check out the birds and the boats.  These fellows looked like they might be taking advantage of a little rest stop.  I had to wonder if they were going further south, or if this was where they plan to hang out for the winter.

Comment balloon 32 commentsPatricia Kennedy • November 17 2010 01:12PM


Pat..I think they hang out there for the winter !


Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 10 years ago

The only thing I don't miss about the boat, the sea gulls!


Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) about 10 years ago

I wonder what kind of real estate agent these birds go to to buy their exclusive sitting poles.

Posted by Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website (ACTIONAGENTS.NET) about 10 years ago

Pat - not quite sitting ducks, but...

I never visited Fort Washington when I lived outside DC. Looks like a neat area to vist, at least the marina part.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Loved the resting birds, they like the view as well as all of us do!

Posted by Ellen Caruso (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty) about 10 years ago

Pat it sure looks like a beaty day in the other Washington.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) about 10 years ago

They must not have been there long...not enough poop on the post.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 10 years ago

Hmmm ... still looking for the private dock ... this must be really serious!  Thanks for sharing the photo ... and unless the DC birds are really unique ... they're around ... year round!

Posted by Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi, The Nines Team in Lodi (The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi) about 10 years ago

Pat, they don't look like they are in a hurry to go to the South, do they?  Well, with the view like that, I don't blame them.

Posted by Rita Fong, Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale (RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 ) about 10 years ago

All I can say is "how did you get them to pose for this picture?"

Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Peaceful as can be the seagulls they sit there and noone gives them any issue!?

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Good afternoon,

Wow what a serene setting!  They are all basking in the sight, sounds and warm sun of their habitat!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) about 10 years ago

Looks beautiful! There is something so peaceful about the water.

Posted by Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience ( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty) about 10 years ago

Even if those guys are planning on settling right there for the winter, they've picked a great location.

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) about 10 years ago

You have some beautiful locations in your area to photograph.  Nice picture.

Posted by Diane Williams about 10 years ago

Hi Pat... I love sea gulls!  They are such handsome birds!

Posted by Steve Shatsky about 10 years ago
Give it a few weeks and it will look a lot more bleak. For now it is great to enjoy this lovely weather.
Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Pat--What cute little guys.  Posing and waiting for you to throw them some bread!  Another great photo worth framing!

Posted by Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE) about 10 years ago

I like gulls.  They have character, even if they are beggars.

Posted by Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 - (Madeline Island Realty) about 10 years ago


That is one very neat waterfront photo. Great colors.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Hi Pat, That is a marvelous photo. You are getting quite acomplished. And yes, I expect that they are heading to Fla for the winter, sorry, it is too cold there and their little feet freeze, :-)

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) about 10 years ago

They stick around all winter.  As do the boats!  And perhaps the people who come with those boats...    ;)

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 10 years ago

Musical sea gulls. They all got a seat.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) about 10 years ago

These beauties stick around and they are an awesome sight too!

Posted by Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage. (Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria) about 10 years ago

What a great place to hang captured a beautiful photo!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) about 10 years ago

Pat, whenever I am rolling over to a new 1,000 points, I come to your blog to get me "over the top".  You never fail to either amuse, entertain or inform.  Thanks. 

Posted by Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. (Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.) about 10 years ago

Pat.. my money would be on the fact that they are having a few cocktails and then heading south.  How is the house hunting going? considering that you are looking for a place by the water?  with a dock?

jeff belonger

Posted by Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) about 10 years ago


Now THAT'S this Desert Rat's idea of water!  Beautiful!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

Pat -

I have clients who've been trying to sell their home just over the woods from the marina!  If you know anyone who likes that area PLEASE let me know! 

Thanks for the pic.  Many DC area residents don't even know that exists.



Posted by Dave Leiderman, ABR, SRS, SFR - Realtor - DE & MD Beaches (Keller Williams Realty of Delmarva) about 10 years ago


What a beautiful picture; there is a real sense of peace in Marinas

Posted by Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD! (Coldwell Banker) about 10 years ago

Pat - thanks for sharing another place up there that I have never been to and need to put on my 'to visit' list!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 10 years ago

Pat:  That looks so peaceful and relaxing.  How I would just love to be sitting on one of those boats... enjoy life as it floated by.  <smile>

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 10 years ago