Thursday, August 07, 2014

Planes, Boats and Dolphins

 While in Charleston, we got to spend a good deal of time on the water. I liked that a lot.

This is not us.

We rode a water taxi across the harbor to tour the Yorktown, a retired aircraft carrier. That thing is HUGE! It is like a whole town floating around. There are aircraft on top of it and a big, BIG hanger inside it. It was quite interesting to tour...but very hot!

 There were actually two ships there to tour but I've forgotten the name of the other.

 Isn't it strange so see how they made planes foldable so as to fit more in the hanger?

 It was so large inside!

And, there was a wounded submarine there as well.
They want to raise money to refurbish it but it hasn't happened yet.

Another day we also rode a boat for a 90 minute tour of the harbor. We toodled past Fort Sumter, a site of a lot of history. In fact, Fort Sumter was the site of the first shots fired starting the Civil War.

My favorite part of that boat ride was that we saw dolphins in the wild. That was pretty exciting for this prairie girl! They were very hard to photograph. It turns out they didn't naturally bob around in an upright style waiting for me to focus and shoot my camera. I finally just started clicking when we saw several in the same area. It was kind of like my alligator photo; I had to blow it up to see what I had. 

OK, I just barely got the photo, but it was enough to make me happy.

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