… Daytona., but this blog is about trains, boats and books.
4/21/13. We stopped for the night in Savannah at a hotel next to the Georgia Roundhouse Railroad Museum. When we opened the car door, we heard the distinct sound of a steam locomotive. A sound you don’t forget, particularly if you love steam locomotives like Ed does. We’ve visited this museum before when we’ve stayed here. It’s built around one of the few existing roundhouses and contains several old railroad cars and some of the buildings where the cars and locomotives were repaired and are now used for restoration. This was our lucky day.
This little steam engine pulled one of the cars out and was relocating it to another bay.
Once on the turn table, the table is moved into position. An assistant engineer has to line up the tracks by sighting down them. No high-tech here. Then the engine backs the car into the bay. We watched until the engine itself backed into a bay and shut down. The engineer happily blew the whistle to keep us all smiling.
Our goal was Daytona. When we finally put Sable to bed a week ago, we (make that Ed) discovered the bilge pump wasn’t working. It was the switch, not the pump. Now for you non-boater types, this means the boat can fill with water and sink. Not a good thing. So once the switch arrived, we headed back for Ed to rewire and install a new switch.
This is what rain looks like from inside the boat. It’s been raining on and off most of the day, really hard with wind some of the time, but it doesn’t matter since Ed has spent most of the day in the bilge and I’ve been the gofer. Here is Ed feet in the bilge. Note the blood on this left pant leg. Not from his leg, but from his arm and hand. A bloody, wet job. But doesn’t he look happy? A one day job took two, but end the end success.
I have been doing one other thing. I’ve found George Jung, Carlos Lehder‘s partner in crime. Like Carlos, he’s still in prison, but due to get out in 2014. I have an address. Now the question is, do I contact him and see if he is interested in commenting on those chapters of Night Watch which describe the drug trafficking on Normans Cay? Can’t decide.
Jan and Ed