Yet another chamber of commerce day here on the Grand Strand. Tourists are here in droves bringing crowded roadways and packed restaurants. This is a blessing for this are as tourism is our main source of revenue. Temps today just did get to 80 with low humidity and not much of a breeze. A front moving in tonight that might drop a small amount of rain but I would not depend on it. We finished all the rest of the planting in the flower gardens, got everything fed and watered and then watered the front and back yard. It has been a full day. I am glad the planting appears to be coming to an end. The last addition to the flower garden in the courtyard was four hibiscus plants that have become our annual summertime tradition.
I am thinking about bringing the boat home tomorrow but that depends upon the weather. I want to do change the lower unit fluids and also service the trailer bearings. Hopefully nothing else just having fun with the boat but that is wishful thinking. Got my gift package of crankbaits that have been going around the site and they look great. I really appreciate his generosity. Will probably get a few wet in the next week or so.
Supper tonight is leftover meatloaf and mashed potato and then followed up with a slice of fresh strawberry pie. Do I want ice cream on the pie or whipped cream. decisions decisions decisions.
There have been three boating accidents on the intracoastal waterway in the past 48 hours. Unfortunately one death if reported and the boat driver is in jail with a boating while intoxicated charge. The paper has not reported what happened just showing an overturned boat. One of the accidents was a jet ski up toward North Myrtle Beach with injury but also with no report of what happened. The last accident just happened today and is still being investigated. Looks like it is going to be a long dangerous summer on the intracoastal. I don't run in the intracoastal very much but that is where my launch location is. Speed limit on the intracoastal is 30mph but there is quite a mix of big cruisers, small fishing boats, jet skis and kayaks. Those things tend not to play well together especially when drinking is involved. Anywhere in the country you must pay attention to what is happening around you and obey the rules. Also guys, wear your PFDs and use your kill switches. I do know the death that happened no one was wearing safety gear but they were stored in the boat. They don't work real good if you don't wear them.