Tuesday, October 21, 2008
16/17 Oct - Savannah, Georgia
Wilmington has a WWII battle ship monument, the North Carolina, that I took a tour of. Gavin Q and I looked over a similar one in Mobile Alabama last year bit this one is much better presented. It staggers me how complex a piece of machinery they are and the vast amount of resources that went in to building them. It was launched in 1940 and decommissioned in 1947 when the battleship era ended. The weather is starting to heat up as I ride south and the humidity is rising so it looks as if the pleasant conditions experienced up north have ended. I have made it to Savannah and will be here for a couple of nights. I have fallen victim to an invitation to drink fine red wine and Portuguese Port.