February 24, 2013



When I saw the boat I thought to the film "The African Queen" and to the so beautiful Katherine Hepburn..
I like to visit ghost towns in the US. But, poor Liverpool, the rests are really small.

Amanda Watkins

I have never gotten to see a gator in the wild.
This week for Our World Tues, I shared about a trip to Louisiana, we were all over the bayous & waterways, but never saw a gator, as we were told it was their dormant season.
I love a good ghost town & history, too.
Thanks for sharing!


I had to laugh and I'm glad that wasn't the boat. When I used to do a lot of sailing, I had some experience with capsizing small boats. Looks like a great tour.

Life Images by Jill

Well I am glad that is NOT the boat! Looks like you had an interesting tour.
Have a wonderful week. I am linking up to you through Our World Tuesday.


Interesting history and nice shots specially the abandoned boat.Thanks for sharing.Have a great day!



Abandoned boats always make a nice picture, don't they? Lovely pictures of the marsh, mangroves and birds.


It looks like a very interesting boat trip. Very interesting that the brick pilings from the dock are the only thing left of the town.

Peter Rainville

Sounds like fun!
Just as long as is was "A Three hour Tour"


Oh, I'm glad that isn't your tour boat ;) A great mosaic Sallie!

Carletta's Captures

I immediately thought of Gilligan with that first shot and then you said you took a tour. Right away I'm singing along. :)
Lovely mosaic! I don't think I'd ever get used to seeing alligators. They are one animal that creeps me out. :)
Liverpool - that was actually my address growing up. The little town was quite a few miles from where we lived but our mail came out of there until they changed the system in the 70's or 80's to be more specific to where you actually lived. It was fun saying my address was Liverpool when the Beatles came over. :)


I wonder if a ghost might live on the Fiddler...although, it is a sad reminder of what huge massive storms can do, it does set one's imagination to going.

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Randi, Sweden

I love the shot of the Fiddler...!!!

Boom & Gary

Ghost towns always have their distant song!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.


Interesting old boat -- needless to say, I was relieved to read that it wasn't the one you were on!! Great history and lovely birds and terrific captures, Sallie!! Enjoy your week!


great shots, and some interesting history.


love the bits of history - bet there's a lot of remnants if you care to hunt for them.

Dina Johnston

The old boat is cool but I'm surprised some group doesn't want to get rid of it. Most would think it's an eyesore.


Cool shots! I haven't seen any gators yet, but I'm sure they'll be surfacing soon. That old rusty boat shot is awesome! Looks like a fun tour.

Rainfield (雨田 Malaysia)

Off course, this in not the boat.


Stewart M

I like the boat - I wonder what it will look like in five or ten years?

Stewart M - Australia


I wonder where that boat will make its final resting place! Your photos are wonderful with the great wildlife.


Must have been a very nice tour ! Fortunately not in this half sunken boat, lol !


It looks so peaceful and lovely - who could have guessed about the town that disappeared? That sunken boat is lovely!


ghost town on the water - that's a new one for me. :)

glad you got a different boat! :)


Beautiful pictures. That boat looks like it has a story to tell. But I'm glad that wasn't your tour boat.


I'm glad your boat stayed upright! Some great views!


Sallie, I bet that was a wonderful tour on Peace River. Great pics. The first one made me giggle when you said NOT that boat! I should hope not! Thanks for the tour.

Clair Z.

Ah, so the Peace River is not always as peaceful as it might seem. I wish I could ride along with you, Sallie.


Sallie, what a nice boat tour. I love the all the birds and the even gator sighting is cool. Sad about the boat and the lost town. Wonderful mosaic!

Shirley LeMay

Interesting tour! I find the history of the lost town to be sad, although that is what happens...

Crafty Gardener

So glad that wasn't the tour boat :)
Lovely series of photos.


Great photos! I really love the first one, the Fiddler. It looks like a scene from a movie set. I visit Florida often and of course I've seen the shots like the one with the gator. Thanks for sharing these.......

The French Hutch

Pamela Gordon

I love the photo of the old boat Fiddler and your mosaic is wonderful with the wildlife there. Pamela

Colin Huggins

Looks so tranquil, even with the lurking alligator.
Just goes to show with that deposited boat how ferocious and dangerous those Caribbean hurricanes are.
Here it is "pouring" rain and not likely to stop with monsoons from the north and rain coming up from the south.
Floodings again all up the coastline of NSW! Yet, bush fires raging inland still in Victorian and Southern NSW.
A new fancy picket fence across the road has just collapsed, too much moisture. The owners are both at work, and the two dogs are loose. Oh dear! Ian and Linda will NOT be happy.
Colin (Brisbane. Australia)

Lavender Cottage

I love taking boat tours in Florida, you see so many wonderful creatures and learn historical data about an area. Guess they're not worried about things leaching from the boat into the water.


Seems like the old boat is an added attraction. I say, leave it there.


The photos and info are lovely-I find the photos show up superbly on my ipad.

Tina´s PicStory

poor boat and cool pics! :)

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