July 1, 2010

The Neighborhood: Part 1

A closeup and personal look at Rockaway Beach with words and pictures
by Beth Perkins.

 

“Here’s the marina and our store Mr. Bait. The shop seems to be catching on so we’re pretty busy, running around smelling like fish. But we have some kids from the neighborhood who help out. Kenneth—in the blue shirt with my husband Keone—didn’t really want his picture taken so I took it from a distance. Allen, dressed in red, always likes his picture taken. He’s 15, and one of the best shore fisherman around. In fact a lot of adult fishermen come in and ask him for advice and have him tie their lines for them. Both Allen and Kenneth help us catch smaller bait fish called bunker which we sell. Allen has caught about 150 so far.”