Freedom and Liberty

Freedom and Liberty
I travel in Freedom but sleep in the security of Liberty (not only on the road, but in this amazing country of ours)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Playing With Time

Location: Eastbank Campground (el. 80 ft); Chattahoochee, Georgia

all pictures taken with Nokia Lumia Icon 929 Cell phone
(click pictures to enlarge)

I extended my stay at Hilltop until Monday morning due to the widespread rain on Sunday. It was a wise decision because the hosts here at Eastbank Campground said the weather was very bad on Sunday. The tow was 180 miles of easy interstate driving. I got a very early start and was on the road by 8:30 as I was anxious to be moving. I've been staying in places way too long over the last month and that doesn't seem to fit my style. I'll be moving more frequently from now on. To reward myself for such an early start, I stopped at a Cracker Barrel around 10:00 to enjoy a nice "sit-down" breakfast. It was good.


I got lucky with a very nice campsite
right on the waters edge

This is on the other side of the
campground. The sky was great after
all of the rains.


Looking out on the lake from the dam


Looking back at the campground from
the road along the dam. If you look
closely, you can see Liberty



Downstream of the dam. Only two
gates open. That is the powerhouse
to the right where the electricity  is
produced. The bank and steps were
lined with people fishing.

This is taken from the hill on the
western side of the dam. The spillway
is to the right and lock is in the middle.
There was a place with a clear view,
but I thought this looked cool with the
tree. :)
This is a very nice campground built by the U.S. Corps of Engineers. It sits on lower end of Lake Seminole with the Woodruff Lock and Dam just across the way. I was surprised to find out there is a navigation lock alongside the dam. I didn't realize the Apalachicola River was commercialized enough to warrant a lock. I was not surprised to see the electrical powerhouse with the dam. The dam was built during the late 1950's and just about every dam built during that time was a hydroelectric dam.  

This campground is in the extreme southwestern corner of Georgia right on the FL/GA state line. The boundary between eastern and central time zone runs down the middle of the lake so technically I'm in the eastern time zone now. But my cell phone, which is my official time keeper, keeps bouncing back and forth from eastern to central time. I guess I am camped within the margin of error of the GPS location. It's a good thing I don't have anything to do on a tight time schedule or I would be early or late, depending on which time my phone said it was. 

Besides the campground being along my eastern route, I thought there would be some good sunsets on the lake. Last night was a so-so sunset and my hopes are that tonight will be better. There wasn't anything special that I came here for except the campground looked nice on Google Earth. I will be moving on down the road Wednesday morning so tonight will be the last chance for a good sunset before I leave.


Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road. 

4 comments:

  1. That wasn't a so-so sunset. I liked the first one with the tree I'm the middle.

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    1. That was my favorite one too. I haven't downloaded tonight's yet.

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  2. Just arrived late....if up ealy enough might catch u before you leave, coffee in hand! On the B row!!!

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    1. Hey CJ,
      Sorry I missed ya'll. I waited a little while at the dumpster while looking over the B loop. I didn't know what rig yall were in, but figured you would recognize Freedom and Liberty. When no one waved, I headed on out with a 240 mile tow ahead of me. It was about 9:00 eastern time when I pulled out. Where are ya'll headed next?

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