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Scott Shenk writes about the environment.

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August on the Potomac

Plenty of room at the Colonial Beach pier.

I was down in Colonial Beach this morning for an interview and, after that, I swung by the Town Pier for a look at the water. I grew up on the river, camping with my family on the Maryland side (Cedar Point), and my dad had a place on Mattox Creek, just downriver from the Colonial Beach on the Virginia side. I remembered those  hot, virtually breezeless days in late summer when the river was so calm, it  looked like  glass. It was that way this  morning. Still, there were lots of people on the beach, splashing in the water, creating the only waves in sight. There was a lone fisherman at the end of the pier. He said he caught a couple croakers earlier, and had a couple good bites.

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