Isle of Palms - 2016
Nov 7 thru 10
This is the beginning of our second week at Isle of Palms Marina. We've been stuck here since our engine seized up and we were towed here by TowBoatUS. We are awaiting re-powering by Marine Propulsions in Rockville SC.
Since we returned our weekend rental car, we traveled down island by rented bikes in the morning. We rode from the Isle of Palms Marina on 41st Avenue to the Public Beach on 14th Avenue. After walking on the beach a short while, we stopped at Coconut Joe's for lunch.
|This sandpiper was rummaging for his late |
breakfast on the beach.
|This structure is beneath a long fishing pier that |
runs out into the ocean from the beach.
|Since we are going to be here in Isle of Palms for another 3 weeks, |
I started a varnishing project for the louvered door for access
to the area under the forward section of the quarter berth.
In the afternoon, Maggie did some laundry and I started a varnishing project. Late this afternoon we were surprised by my old friend, Jerry Mann, who showed up at our boat and took us out for dinner at Coda del Pesce, probably the best restaurant in Isle of Palms. It was a shock to see him show up at our boat, to learn that he has lived in the Charleston area for the past 13 years, that somehow he found my blog, and located us. It was a very nice surprise!
It was cool last night (53 degrees F) and we used our reverse-cycle AC to keep the cabin nice and warm. Today is Election Day here in the U.S. (We've already voted by absentee ballots in Florida.) and we decided to stay around the marina today and do some chores.
|We walked along the beach at the County Park today. |
This is a sand-level view of the beach.
|One of many nice homes along Palm |
Boulevard in Isle of Palms.
November 10 (Spanish Moss)
|This photograph of Spanish moss was taken |
along the road leading into the
Isle of Palms Marina.
Spanish moss reproduces in two ways: through seed and, like many other bromeliads, by producing pups (small plants). The seeds of the moss have a feathery appearance, like dandelion seeds, that allows them to float through the air until they land on another suitable tree.
|It is obvious that Spanish moss would |
make a great bird nest.
(Material for this section came from The Story Behind Spanish Moss and Ten Things You Should Know About Spanish Moss. All of the photos were taken by me within 1/4-mile of Isle of Palms Marina.)
We have a plan for touring some local sites this weekend, possibly Georgetown, Beaufort SC, and maybe a little bit more of Charleston. Stay tuned...
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