Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Mystery Ship on the Beach

We took a trip down the Fort Morgan Road to find this Mystery Ship (at mile marker 6) that was uncovered by Hurricane Ike's waves. The ship is around 150 feet long and 30 feet wide. It is a wooden ship and was probably powered by steam. A long pipe runs down the center of the ship, with smaller pipes found near by. No one knows for sure what ship this is, historians believe it was a blockade-runner from the Civil War - possibly the Monticello.

I was amazed that you can still see the
charred wood on the burned ship.

Peg holes...

The stern.

Couldn't leave without this shot...


Boys on the Beach

We are relaxing in Orange Beach, Alabama this week! Lazy mornings, library trips, a lot of reading, dodging sharks in the waves, catching all kinds of critters in the water, eating ice cream, and watching movies until late. Ahhh...do we really have to leave paradise and go back to the real world?

By the way...the reason we are finally able to actually take a vacation is because our covey of Bobwhite Quail have found a new home. We are still a "covey" but there are no more quail...at least for now!

Here's another shot of Granny and Grandaddy/Poppa on the beach with all the grands.