Ahoy, mates! Well, I’ve had a fun morning sorting through all the pictures I took the other day and selecting which will be used in what I thought would be the final Horizon series of entries. I realized as I sorted things out this morning that I needed to do one more entry after this one.
There are three horizons I showed you I would go to in the original post. I would have to combine two in this entry to finish up and I don’t want to condense them, so I will try and do a final, final entry on this tomorrow night. Wednesday is Paulette’s Bingo night, so I should be able to snag the computer long enough to post again.
"Final, final entry." That struck me as funny, kind of like The Eagles’ Final Farewell Tour One that was shown recently on TV. When asked in a back stage interview why there’s a number assigned to the tour title, it was either Don Henley or Glenn Fry who said, "So we can do as many as we want. We’ll just change the number."
Okay, let’s get started. Here is the shot of my horizon looking south from our marina facility. The arrow shows you where I promised to go in order to show you what is there and what lies beyond if you were standing at that point.
This is the start of the Skidaway River as it heads south and is part of the Atlantic Intra-coastal Waterway.
Here is what you are looking at when you get to where that arrow is pointing. You are on the Skidaway River looking at the Skidaway Institute located on Skidaway Island.
Here is part of the first paragraph describing the Institute off of it’s own website:
The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO) is an autonomous research unit of the University System of Georgia. The mission of the Institute is to provide the State of Georgia with a nationally and internationally recognized center of excellence in marine science. This is achieved through the development of strong internal research programs across a broad range of subdisciplines. Research activities at the Institute are conducted onscales ranging from local economic and environmental issues to global processes and phenomena. In addition, the Skidaway Institute serves regional and state-wide educational and management needs for access to marine research facilities.
This next shot is of the south end of the property showing the public dock you can tie up to if visiting the Institute and showing a private sailboat an a mooring in the lee of the shore.
Here is a closer look at the research vessel "Savannah" The radio designation for such a ship is RV standing for research vessel. Every time this ship leaves the dock I hear on the VHF radio: "Hello all stations or any vessel! This is the RV Savannah requesting a radio check on channel 16, (said as one - six). Nine times out of ten it’s me who responds to the requested radio check. This ship conducts a lot of the work done on the Gray’s Reef Program.
Here’s a final look at the horizon stretching south from here. Around the next bend in the river is the little community of Isle of Hope. There is a marina there by the same name and the community is built around what used to be the officers’ housing area for an army post that once graced this landscape.
Now we look back north to the spot where I was when I took the picture of this horizon, (the first shot above with the yellow arrow in it).
You can’t make out much detail from this distance so I got a shot a little closer of the same vista for you to see. Notice the tower. I was on the top level of that tower when I snapped my first horizon pictures for this series.
I've heard from another who has some great horizon shots in their most recent entry. It's Nettie, and while they are not in this exact format, you really ought to go and see them, One is of the boardwalk and horizon and the other one is in the small box of pictures her husband shot on his latest trip on the fishing trawler he works on.
I’ll post my final set of pictures tomorrow night to finish this up. It will show the horizon in the direction that takes you out to the Atlantic Ocean. Take care and I’ll see Y’all then.
I had to come back this morning and edit in a new link. Tina has completed her horizon entry and what a super job she did, too. Click on the link and have a look, you'll be glad you did. I'll post all the links of those who participated in tonight's entry.