Folly Beach - 2016
Dec 15 thru Dec 18
December 15 (Marine Propulsions)
|The travel lift is oriented perpendicular to Adams Creek. |
The salt marsh is just beyond Adams Creek.
Just beyond the salt marsh is
the North Edisto River.
|The Marine Propulsions facility was at one time called Botany |
Bay Marina with a motel and pool on the property. The
old motel and pool are now derelict.
|There are several large live oaks on the property--this one |
looks like it is a couple hundred years old. The boat
yard office is the low building in the background.
|There are about 8 or 10 slips occupied mostly by local boats. |
I'm not sure if these boats are here for work or if they
rent the slips. There are 30 boats on jack
stands in the yard at this time.
|One thing that makes this place quirky is a goose that resides on |
the property and is blind in one eye. He/she is well fed
and that is probably why he/she hangs around.
The temperature was under 50 degrees F today. Matt, the person doing our engine installation, had a small electric heater running inside the boat. i was glad to see that the engine (less transmission) was in place in the engine cavity. My first impression was of the noticeably smaller size of the engine, particularly height. Previously, the top of the engine was so close to the underside of the cockpit floor that is was difficult to pour oil into the top of the valve casing. Now, there is plenty of space to add oil. I found out that Marine Propulsions is closed between Christmas and New Years Day and that the transmission is not on order yet. I hope this doesn't cause a delay!
|In the afternoon, I drove to the far west end of Folly Island |
and took this photo as the high winds caused the beach
sand to drift. It looked like what I imagine
a "nuclear winter" to look like.
On the way back from Rockville, I drove to the old Fort Johnson where the first shot of the Civil War was fired. A mortar was fired from this point and exploded over Fort Sumpter which was then occupied by federal troops. All that is left of the fort is a small brick building and a monument--it is really nothing spectacular to see.
I spent today reading, relaxing, and watching some of the early college football bowl games. The afternoon's temperature was about 70 degrees F and being a Saturday, there were a lot of people on the beach, at least for late-December. My big excursion of the day was trying to get a great photograph of the beach from the fishing pier just after sunset.
|There were still a lot of people on the |
beach after the sun went down.
This was taken from
the fishing pier.
Today, Sunday, was my day of watching NFL football and not doing much of anything else.
|After the Giants-Lions game ended I watched the last |
few minutes of the Packers-Bear game.
What an exciting ending!
The last four days have seemed like a waiting game for me. Tomorrow, I plan to visit the boat again and make sure my instrument lighting is connected properly.