Saturday, September 10, 2005

Bring me the horizon

 

"Bring me the horizon!"

Captain Jack Sparrow, "Pirates of the Caribbean"

I had a great day today. The hurricane Ophelia churning off our coast has pulled all of the moisture out of the air and created a breeze for us to enjoy here in coastal Georgia. Our humidity this time of year hovers between 94% and 100% but today it was only 34%. It was a beautiful day and I was able to grab a boat and travel to my horizons and snap the pictures I wanted for my game.

Here is the first of my horizon game entries. I displayed three horizon shots because I see three horizons every day at work that I could gallivant off to if the mood should take me. Well, today it took me. I went north! Here is the shot as you saw it in my game start.

What lies in this direction is the quaint little town of Thunderbolt, Georgia. It is a small town on the outskirts of Savannah with it’s own mayor, city hall, and police department. It was, at one time, a sleepy little fishing village. There is much to do and see in this tiny town.

We are going to go where this arrow is pointing and look at the new horizon from that exact spot. We will look north.

This arrow points to where I was standing when I took the very first picture shown above.  We are looking back south again.

If you pan the camera to the right just a little you would see this shrimp dock.

There is still a shrimping industry in this town. This is one of the two main shrimp docks.

Just before you get to the shrimp docks if you are traveling from the south, heading north, you will pass Thunderbolt Marine. It is a shipyard that refits mega yachts.

There is a marina side to the shipyard that accommodates transient boaters who travel through this area. The building behind these boats docked there used to be a fabulous waterfront restaurant.

Traveling north again past the shrimp docks you will pass Condos on the shore with docks and another marina. The condos are a recent addition to Thunderbolt and not received well by the long time residents.

The final item seen on the horizon, stretching north, is the Atlantic Intra-Coastal Waterway Bridge separating what is known in this area as "The Islands" from the mainland. On the other side of the bridge is another shrimp dock and two more marinas, one with a shipyard attached. Just beyond the marinas is the cemetery where certain scenes were filmed for the movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."

If you traveled over that bridge heading east, you would eventually wind up at Tybee Island, well known as a resort beach community.

I will post the other horizon shots on Tuesday and end this game. I hope by expanding my horizons you are able to see not only what my community is like, seen from my vantage point, but a little about the surrounding area as I try and expand the horizon for you.

Three others have posted as I mentioned in the last entry.  They are great posts and stand on their own merit.  I encourage allto click on these links and visit them.  If any others post, leave a link in my comments section and I will come back and edit your links into this entry.  Thanks for stopping by everyone.

Jimmy http://journals.aol.com/stupidsheetguy/TalkToMe/entries/1230

Ajoleblon http://journals.aol.com/ajoleblon/RANTINGSOFASIMPLEWOMAN/entries/258

Helen http://journals.aol.com/madcobug/MyEverydayLife/entries/1260

36 comments:

pixiedustnme said...

It looks so gorgeous down there - makes me want to hop in my car..... well except for that 3 dollars a gallon for gas thing :-)

robinngabster said...

These are beautiful...even if I don't know how to play. LOL! How about one of you sometime.  :)

sieblonde said...

With every picture I realize how much I miss the coast.  Le sigh.  I want my horizons to look like that.  Susan

stupidsheetguy said...

Looks like we have a "Horizon's Master" as well as the Dock Master. These pictures combined with your prose to tell a great story and give us a little taste of heaven. I'm so glad you decided to launch this project, and I hope a few more people will join in the fun.

Thanks Sam,

Jimmy

onemoretina said...

Sam, this was fun.  I was surprised to see what was on the horizen.  You wouldn't know it from the original pictures, which looked like there wouldn't be anything there.  Surprise !!  I will post mine asap !  Tina

ajoleblon said...

..wish I were working with a horizon like that.  Great pics!

mavarin said...

That's so cool!  

Sorry I didn't go to any horizon points for you today.  I didn't even get out of the house.  Maybe later.... - Karen

indigosunmoon said...

What a beautiful horizon to see every day!!!
Great pictures Sam!
Lovish!
Connie

jmorancoyle said...

    There is something mystical about water. I feel drawn to it. We live not far from Lake Michigan, which is incredibly beautiful. I don't get to see it often enough anymore. Thanks for exploring your horizons for us.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/JMoranCoyle/MyWay

jeadie05 said...

O h ,now I see what you mean, what a great idea, clever boy arent you? Iam enjoying these .I should really be taking part, could get some great shots of the Fens  Jan  xx

ally123130585918 said...

I could go to your horizons on every trip you take - most interesting - could almost smell the sea....Thanks for this Sam - dont want the game to end....Ally

jlocorriere05 said...

The photos are beautiful Sam, I love the sea. My family have been fishermen in Brighton, UK for three hundred years or so. I WILL get to Savannah one day now I'e seen these photos, it looks so lovely. Jeannette.

nightmaremom said...

What a wonderful horizon to be greeted with each day!  Absolutely gorgeous!  Now mine would consist of a traffic jam on my way to downtown, no where near as interesting or beautiful!  Thanks for sharing :)
d

judithheartsong said...

loved this idea and your vistas are truly lovely. I have always been a child of the water and think this must be good for the soul each day. Very Good my friend! judi

jtuwliens said...

Beautiful photos!  You've done an excellent job.
Best,
Judith
http://journals.aol.com/jtuwliens/MirrorMirrorontheWall

madcobug said...

Great pictures Sam, Thanks for posting them. I was looking for you to mention something about Tybee Island as I knew it was somehwere near there. You have an exciting place to work. Looking forward to more picture Tues.Helen

memes121 said...

Beautiful Sam. Storm brewing. Stay safe.

ksquester said...

Wonderful pictures and descriptions.....almost makes me forget my fear of water. Just curious.....how long have you lived in Savannah? I remember when my husband was stationed in Fr. Stewart decades ago and we loved to go into Savannah right after payday. It's the smell of the Georgia pines, paper mills and water that I recall.   Anne

insanedazy said...

Those photo's take me home again.....my family owned a shrimp packing company for many years in Ft. Myers Bch. Fla. Can you believe...I really miss that fishy smell?!

brandilynneliz said...

This is wonderful. For a while now someone has been telling me to read your journal. They were right I am so not disapointed. I love this little "game" and your writing is great.

Brandi

ps: I will be back. : )

southernmush said...

Hello again.......I loved the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean". I didn't like how Johnny Depp played his part of a pirate though. I loved Orlando Bloom in the movie he was terrific in the movie I must say. Johnny Depp could have played a pirate a little bit better than he did. Are you something of a pirate out on the water ?

childebrand1968 said...

Sam~ when you say 'end this game', do you mean permanently?  

I hope not!  I love seeing what other people see on a daily basis....

I want to play!  But I can't seem to delete the softeware to my digi cam to reinstall it...  I'm working on it though :)

Thunderbolt looks like a great place to live (to me :)  

Please don't stop playing!

Cat

chatzeekay said...

love the pics they are  great

mutualaide said...

Your horizon shots are great!  Can't wait to see the next group.

labdancer51 said...

What beautiful views you have, and Thunderbolt....what a wonderful name for a town! :-)

Sandra x

debbted said...

Sam~What an informative and wonderful virtual boat ride your photos have taken me on! More than ever this entry makes me feel like I was almost there. Love the shrimp boat shots; thought of Forrest Gump and smiled ;-)))) Over the weekend I got to go to Cape May, NJ; next trip I hope to take the ferry and  get kewl shots.  I have always been intrigued by "life on the water" since stories from my Dad in the Navy to folkie Pete Seger (popular when I was a teen) and right on through: Greenpeace, houseboats docked in Saulsalito, CA, my friend in the Sacramento Delta who is a river boat captain...the list goes on. Have I ever owned a boat? Nope, but I can still dream...Happy sailing ;-) Sassy

http://jouranls.aol.com/SassyDee50/SassysEYE

cneinhorn said...

all I can say is I love the view!  wonderful.

I did just post a horizon seaside shot, however I didn't finish the assignment unless you count going back home and those shots acceptable  :-) you decide.

~  www.jerseygirljournal.com

lurkynat said...

Dear Sam
What afascinating area you live and work in! I think it is totally cool! Thanks you for sharing! love,nat

deveil said...

great shots, I've jogged that bridge a few times.  Love this entry.

Derek

ltcjan said...

What a beautiful place, and duch a blessing that Ophelia has missed it.  34% hmidity is but a dream most of the time in Louisiana!

alphawoman1 said...

I can smell the sea water just looking at these pictures. If I posted anything it would be corn fields.

mcjerseygiri said...

Did someone say shrimp? I LOVE fresh shrimp! Great pictures!

sierrajazz said...

There is sooo much of the United States that I will never see or experience.  Thank you for sharing your part of the world through your beautiful pictures.. But geeze I am just in Florida... so it is not like GA is over on the west coast or anything, and I do have a cousin in Atlanta... I feel a road trip coming on!!!!!

globetrotter2u said...

Oops, me again.
If you haven't seen it yet, visit Sylvia's blog at:
http://journals.aol.co.uk/sylviam4000/JottingsfromtheSticks/entries/734

In the above entry there are magnificent pictures of Beer Beach (don't ya love the name?) on the coast of Devon, England. Not all horizon pictures, but great pics of crabbers and trawlers and the gorgeous coastline.

Check it out.
Maryanne
http://journals.aol.com/globetrotter2u/Myfeelingsarereal/

travelingfungirl said...

I loved your pictures.  I lost my house with Hurricane Katrina.  I hate the storms but still love the ocean.  

travelingfungirl said...

I loved your pictures.  I lost my house with Hurricane Katrina.  I hate the storms but still love the ocean.