Isle of Palms - 2016
November 1 thru 3
|There was hardly a person to be found on the beach at 10:00 AM.|
|This looks like part of a palm tree that washed up on |
the beach during the last high tide.
|The houses along Palm Boulevard on the ocean side sit back from |
the beach by about 1/4-mile. In the foreground is the beach
access trail that we used to get to the beach.
After walking on the beach we rode our bikes all the way down to the end of the island, came part way back and had lunch at the Island Cafe and then biked back to the marina.
|Today's happy hour included Blue Lagoon |
Margaritas and Cajon Trail Mix.
|Some boats were berthed between us and the setting |
sun. Most of the locals have fishing boats.
|We are beginning to feel quite comfortable here at Isle of Palms |
Marina. We even remember the gates codes already!
I have a list of small jobs that I intended to do during our month-long layover in St. Augustine. Since we have an unplanned month-long layover here at Isle of Palms, we may as well tackle these small jobs now.
|Fixing the leak at this deck drain |
fitting took us two hours!
|This is my first photograph with my new Nikon D700 body and my |
existing 24-120 F4 lens. I think you will see an
improvement in all my photos from
this point forward!
|Our mode of land transportation for the month. The land |
is so flat we don't even need multiple speeds.
|This photograph was taken just before sunrise looking |
up along the ICW (on the left of this image)
from Isle of Palms Marina.
We've been enjoying daytime high temperatures in the low 80's and nighttime low temperatures in the mid-60's. Each morning, there is a heavy dew on the boat and everything else around us. By late morning, the dew has dried, re absorbed into the atmosphere.
|A morning reflection of our stern and dinghy |
off the water in the marina.
We rented a car for this weekend ($10/day special from Enterprise). We also rented an ocean-front cottage on Folly Island for the 6 weeks that our boat will be in the boatyard. Folly Island is just south of Charleston and mid-way between Rockville (where our boat will be re-powered) and Charleston.