Bolivar revisited


Crystal Beach water slide

I finally went to Bolivar yesterday.

I hadn’t planned it. I went out for coffee and wound up on the ferry. There was no wait, and schools of dolphins met the ferry coming and going. It was magical in its way — cool, gray, serious, but surprisingly beautiful — like a Eugene O’Neill play.

I’ll leave you to ponder the pictures yourselves. We’ll talk tomorrow after it’s set in. Here’s my image gallery…

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  1. #1 by Cindy on December 22, 2008 - 4:06 pm

    Those pics make me feel very insignificant, just a speck in the big scheme. Wow!

  2. #2 by Peggie Kohnert on December 24, 2008 - 9:04 am

    Hey Alice!
    Good for you giving up plastic. But the BEST is to take your own canvas bags. I’ve been doing that and now when I forget to get them out of my trunk, I make myself walk back out to the car to get them. Love the blog!

  3. #3 by Gail Nash on January 12, 2009 - 9:38 pm

    You asked in your blog about Boliver, “where did everything go?” Well, for starters, I think a whole lot of it went to Smith Point, including one of the 2 people who escaped Boliver at the last minute. My brother-in-law and the sheriff found him alive and took care of him! The Nashes have 2 family homes in Smith Point. My sisters-in-law had a permanent home, and the other one is more a fishing place. I’ll send pictures. There were roofs from at least 3 houses in the yard. And Shannon, my brother in law, is using wood that floated on to the property to try to rebuild the house. It was a one story house on blocks that has been there since the 1930’s!
    I’ll send pics as soon as I figure out the best way to send them.
    Gail

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