I have photographed the two shrimp boats that ran aground in Jarvis Creek on Hilton Head Island several times. They could not be salvaged and are now being broken up and hauled away. The Lady Essie was already gone when I made one more trip up the creek to photograph the Dianie. Even with fairly high water, I almost ran aground in this tricky channel, and I only need about two feet to stay afloat. I was however able to get fairly close to the boat. It is a sad sight, the loss of a shrimp boat and the demise of someone’s livelihood.
It is a hard way to make a living in today’s world!
I took another trip up Jarvis Creek to see the Lady Essie. Her appearance changes with the tide and the water is continuing the pull her apart.
This is another low tide photo, this time of the Dianie.
As I stated earlier, I wanted to return at low tide and did at dead low, just as the tide was changing in slack water. It is apparent from this photo why the boats from the earlier posts ran aground. With my small boat, I did not feel comfortable venturing any closer.
I want to return to this wreck and the one on the previous post at low tide and get another perspective of them lying in the flats. Low tide compared to these photos would probably expose another four to five feet of the wrecks. The problem is that I do not want to join them aground at low tide!
I seem to be having a hard time catching up with my daily posts. Too many projects and too much time boating! Unfortunately, old boats seems to often share the demise of the one in this photo. The circumstances of how it got there are still a little questionable, so will not comment.
I took this photo in moderately rough water, it was a good test of the stabilization feature of the camera.
I done a lot of boat photos, so there should be at least one sea gull photo to go with them.
This is the sun trying to break through this morning over the harbor in Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland.