Folly Beach - 2017
Jan 1 thru Jan 3
January 1 (New Year's Day)
|Between 500 and 1000 people participate in the Folly |
Beach Polar Plunge, running into the cold ocean
water near the Folly Beach Fishing Pier.
|These grass covered dunes protect the oceanfront homes |
from ocean surges. Access paths through the
dunes occur every couple blocks. Stiff fines
discourage walking on these dunes.
|Fuel gauges for both the primary and auxiliary fuel |
tanks are easily seen in the boat's cockpit.
Today was nice and warm--in the low 70's during the afternoon. We went out for lunch at the Black Magic Cafe in Folly Beach.
|The inside of the enclosed porch on Black Magic Cafe.|
|A colorful local beach bar called Planet Follywood.|
We visited the boat this morning in Rockville to make sure the boatyard people were aware that the new transmission should be arriving later this week and to coordinate any additional parts that may be needed. I spent some time with John, the parts guy, to make sure work was not delayed beyond waiting for the transmission to arrive.
There are many advantages included in my new Yanmar engine--one of them is automatic air bleeding! In the past, if the engine ran out of fuel, I would have to bleed all the air out of the fuel system at several points--all that is now automatic except for one bleed point that needs to be used when replacing the fuel filter.
After Rockville, we drove to Mount Pleasant to do some errands: got cat food at PetsMart, bought a couple small items at West Marine, and upgraded some of my deep sea fishing lures at Haddrell's Point Tackle & Supply. Then we had lunch at the Pickled Palate in Mount Pleasant--it was a cute little restaurant on Hibben's Street with unique character and tasty sandwiches.
|The Pickled Palate is a restaurant built into a small cottage |
on Hibben's Street. The dining room is in an
enclosed porch on the back. In warmer
weather, outdoor seating is available.
|An old house near the foot of Hibben's Street in Mount Pleasant SC.|
|Some long piers that extend out into Charleston Harbor |
from homes on the south end of Mount Pleasant.
Tomorrow we will be visiting Edisto Island by car. Stay tuned...
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