Summer 2021

Signs of Island Summer – Pictures and Thoughts by UseppaGin – Walking the island, reading a good book by the pool (sometimes staying awake), lunch on the Collier Patio, comings and goings in the Marina, families sharing jet ski beach time, an engagement, a celebration of the lives of Dr C and Cindy Castellanos…. Useppa summers are something to savor. Like the names of Useppa cottages, some signs can be read. Other signs are more subtle, but smiles give them away.

Life on the Dock

Life on the Dock, Fishing, and More – Thoughts and pictures by UseppaGin – Summer life on the Useppa docks has its own rhythms. People arrive by boat and tie up with the advice and help of Marina Captains. Groceries and packages are unloaded. Folks come and go on the Island launch. And over the 4th Weekend for the first time, there was an all-girl Kids Izaak Walton Fishing Tournament. Tropical Storm Elsa discouraged some families from coming to Useppa, but it didn’t deter four girls from throwing a line, waiting patiently for a bite, and determinedly reeling in a catch. Tournament veteran Kyle Corey administered the Fisherman’s Oath, his mentor captain Ken by his side. Each angler learned more about fishing and her confidence grew. Sometimes large numbers are fun, but there was something special about just four girls on the dock.