"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.