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.
A Lowcountry classic scene… shrimp boats…
It is shrimping season in South Carolina… Thought this would be a good follow up photo from yesterday. There are shrimp docks throughout the Lowcountry of South Carolina and Georgia. It is however an industry that has been on the decline for many years, caused by cheap imported and farm raised shrimp, high fuel costs and fisheries that are not producing as they once did (potential causes are most likely pollution and not over fishing). Fishing is like farming, some years are better than others, and you have got to like it, because you probably are not going to get rich doing it…
Love at first sight…
I will rest by your side in the calm waters.
And in the perfect storm pray I return to you…
I am in you and you in me.
We remain each other’s reflection
In both the still and stormy waters
Love is not blind, it seas…. Nannette