I mentioned that we are at the beach and are lucky enough to have a house pretty near to one of the piers in the Topsail Island area. I have this thing for structures I guess. Every time I see a cool bridge, I pretty much take a picture of it. It drives Emily nuts a little. In a way, I guess I get a little satisfaction from that alone, but I digress. I like bridges and stuff like that.
On this trip, I have identified the fact that I also like piers. Every day I walk at least one time to the pier, just so I can look up its skirt as it were. I am fascinated by how it is built and how it stands the constant bashing of the waves and even the occasional hurricane.
From a distance, and even close up in many cases, piers are just amazing works of art! I don’t think I am ready to change careers, but if I were, I think I might consider being a bridge or pier architect…or maybe just a critic…or maybe a hotdog vendor so I can walk on the pier all of the time.
Most days, I have seen cool pools formed by the turbulence generated by the pilings of the pier. There are all sorts of fish and birds that seem to accumulate around the pier. People are drawn to the pier too. Of course, people fish from it, but I think I have seen more people resting under the pier than ever before…it is a great shade and wind break…or maybe people are just hanging out there waiting to greet me as I walk by.
Anyhow, I love the pier and I feel pier pressure to take a picture of it just about every time I walk by!