I’ve just passed the mid-week day of my work week, and feel just great. Today was a spectacular day that started out warm but gradually got colder and windier. We are in for rain and who knows what else. I didn’t bother with building a fire first thing as I really didn’t need it, so it is all set for me to light tomorrow.
The morning started off for me with a nice hot shower, no water pump noise and no worry about using all the water in the fresh water tank. We get spoiled so easily to flicking a switch for instant electricity and a tap for instant water, and it is good to be reminded once in a while how much we take for granted. I am so grateful for the regular flow of water again, and also to the good folks who took the time and trouble to find me the right part for my water hook-up. Good people and good friends are a treasure! My treasures include Sherri and Jim, and Fred and Mary, volunteers at Fort Pulaski.
When I walked the dog this morning I took a picture of the beautiful sky at sunrise. The white building on the left is the “cottage” (Park HQ), and the white building to the right is the Maintenance shop.
I took some photos from the top of the fort this morning. The first is a shot of the rampart, which is the wall and the cannon mounts on the right, and the terraplain, which is the grassy area on the left. Then I got a picture of a cannon where you can see the track and wheels that allowed it to be moved in an arc.
(CORRECTION: THIS IS A CANNON MOUNT, NOT A CANNON)
An explanation of the Parrot rifle cannon and a picture of it:
Looking down, the flag is directly over the sally port, and to the left is the sutler store, with the two windows and open door.