I just happened to see this Double-Crested Cormorant emerging from the water with a very large fish she had just caught. It took her a lot of pounding and tossing and gargling, but she finally got it down.
This is a small privately-owned zoo. Like many low-budget animal places, they use pens made from wire fencing, which is strong and cheap, but is hell for photographers. 😦 The zoo seems popular with kids, though. Some of the animals are rescued lions and tigers and bears, oh my, but many of them are deer, … More Waccatee Zoo
Warbird Park, in Myrtle Beach CA, was an Army Air Force training field during WW2, then became an Air Force fighter base during the Cold War. When the base closed down in 1993, the land was donated to the city as a park. Today, there are several Cold War aircraft on display and some memorials. … More Warbird Park
Some photos from a walk along Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach There were a lot of people out “shelling” The Gulls all hanging out where the fish are The amusement park is still closed for the winter …. Although the water was pretty cold, these little girls were having a grand ole time splashing and digging … More A Walk on Myrtle Beach
Ripley’s is best-known for their museums of odd and unusual things. But they also have a pretty nice Aquarium in Myrtle Beach SC. I’m always up for a nice relaxing afternoon of looking at fishies. 🙂 Some photos. The Aquarium. They are adding a new area for stingrays and penguins. Inside the Aquarium A colorful … More Ripley’s Aquarium
The Wheels of Yesteryear Auto Museum in Myrtle Beach SC features a collection of around 50 muscle cars from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Ya know, back when gas was cheap and the testosterone flowed freely. 🙂 Some photos from a visit. The museum Inside the museum 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 1963 Corvette Sting Ray … More Wheels of Yesteryear
Myrtle Beach SC is a typical touristy beach town with typical touristy stuff. The Boardwalk At The Beach is an outdoors mall with tourist shops, restaurants, museums, and birdies to look at and fishies to feed. It’s a nice place to walk around on a sunny afternoon. Some photos. The Boardwalk goes around an artificial … More Boardwalk At the Beach
[NOTE: I’ve blogged all these “how-to” posts before, but am gonna re-run them on occasion, since folks may have missed them, and many of them have been updated or expanded since they were first posted.] Fortunately, modern technology has invented a device that uses energy to pump the heat out of an enclosed area and … More Ice Fans and Swamp Coolers
Now that all the crap with my drivers license is finally squared away, it was time for me to head someplace warm, and a quick look at a weather map told me that Myrtle Beach SC was the closest place that isn’t freezing-ass cold. So here I am. It’s mid-60s here, and a little overcast. … More Greetings From Myrtle Beach SC
Well, I made it to PA–and it’s c-c-c-old here. Brrr. Hopefully I can get my drivers license done in a day and head south where it’s warm. I think I remember this stuff–it’s called “snow”…… 😉 My first snowball in 25 years.