Friday, October 9, 2009
The Bone Yard
I took the day off today to head north along the Intracoastal Waterway to another deserted barrier island along the coast. This island is approximately 3 miles long by 1 mile wide.
There is a beach that has undergone erosion to create what is called the "Boneyard" where skeletal tree trunks are reminders of how ephemeral life on a barrier island can be. There is a thick maritime forest with some trails through the island, but I suspect that the "state bird" (=mosquito) will prevent much hiking this weekend. Maybe when winter comes I'll do the trails.
I've been wanting to go to this spot for some time. I'll put up the jib and see if that will help propel me along as we make the 12 mile run to the island. The weather is supposed to be good so I will spend time photographing this interesting place.
It's nice to venture outside our normal "comfort zone" of the usual anchorage. I have to remind myself that a change of scenery is good and that there are new adventures to be had right in my own backyard.
I may be able to check on some blogs with my IPhone. But it's more likely that I'll let technology take a rest this weekend. Enjoy your Friday.