The docks here are almost half filled with large private pleasure craft. The gentrification of the fishing piers.
The working boats will stick here for a while yet. People want to eat sea food, and shrimp is a South Carolina staple. There are still enough wholesalers here that own the land and docks to keep things busy too.
These old fishing boats have more character than the new sleek plastic ones for sure.
After much ‘wrangling’, a county vote, and of course construction time a new, and large park, has opened near us. Being in the Lowcountry there is various areas of water. This includes the Ashley river and ponds. Really nice place for families, play grounds and educational pavilions.
Below is one of the docks out over a lake. There are several like this, very nice. Children can fish here, just release any caught.
Being as we have tropical heat, like almost always (it seems), swimming places for kids is normal.
Not around here though.
It’s a good idea to pay attention to the dock signs.
I know there is a certain segment of the population that think signs and rules are not meant for them. Should be interesting.
BTW; the big guys were here long before this pond became a park, and they never left LOL.
As I’ve written, this is the time of year Anole become a constant companion. New young show up daily, the older ones wander all around after they choose to wake up (we are up a lot earlier than they are).
These shots were taken while we were having morning coffee on our back screened in porch.
Ellen has plant pots all along the inside edge of the screen. The ‘green guys’ spend the night in the plants.
For perspective the above is the porch screen, a covered electrical outlet, and bottom left the cover of a Rubber Maid Tote used for storage. These two critters are a few days old, about a 1 1/2 inches long.
Below a very young one besides a bolt. That’s pretty small.
We have become accustomed to the small lizards over time. Cheap entertainment. Once they grow the outside world gets them. We still see them, larger, running up the trees and across the patio helping manage the insect population. Some even manage to spend a few years here.
In the 1800’s many of the famous designer and glass studios created works for the Victorian and Gothic southern cemeteries. Tiffany even opened an office in Charleston, SC. There was too much wealth in Charleston and even Savannah to ignore.