Monday, March 19, 2012

More New Places

Oyster bed at Fort Fremont
      Mom and dad took advantage of the great weather to explore Fort Fremont Preserve, an old fort built in 1899, parts of which still stand. 
Lazy parents at yet another beach
 The fort is built into a hillside overlooking the Beaufort River, and has a great stretch of beach which was nice and quiet.

    The preserve is 
located at Land's 
End on St. Helena Island, a mere half hour or so from here, and they made a day
 of it, soaking up some early morning sun, picnicking on the beach, and then spending the rest of the afternoon exploring the ruins.
 There are all sorts of doorways that lead through a maze of rooms and little compartments, and some of the doors actually still work.

      The place is open to the public, but you wander at your own risk.  As you can see, there are sections where the corrugated ceiling has rotted, causing the concrete overhead to fall.  Mom and dad forgot to bring a flashlight with them, but I heard them
 talking about going back today to check out more of the dark sections they couldn't see into.  

     Better them than me!
      The site is pretty well preserved, but it's unfortunate that people feel the need to deface such places with graffiti the way they have here.
That's mom checking out one of the rooms

     The happy wanderers got back late in the day, toting a movie, a six pack, and a slight sunburn, and spent the rest of this beautiful day relaxing.  Like they worked hard or something!


Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!! Love the beach and the ruins! What a wonderful day out for your mum and dad!! Hope they got some yummy treats for you lovely Orbit!!! Yay! Take care

Daisy said...

That looks like a cool place to explore!

William said...

Are you sure you wouldn't want to see some of these places, Orbit? That one place near the water seemed like a pretty good cat box to me!

Tina T-P said...

Hello Orbit - Thanks for stopping by to say Hi to us. We are very glad to make your acquaintance.

Sinda, the one who came before us, was 21 years old when she went to the Rainbow Bridge, so our Mummy has lots of experience living with crotchety old cats (George, that wasn't very nice, Orbit doesn't seem crotchety at all)

That Fort place looks like it would be really fun to explore. Hope your Mom & Dad have more good times there.

Cheers, old man!

George, Gracie and their Mummy up in here the Pacific NW where 40 degrees has been the norm for the last few weeks. Not that we'd want 80 degrees, but somewhere in the middle might be nice...