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The Edge of a Storm - Port Bolivar Texas

Port Bolivar is an unincorporated community located in the Bolivar Peninsula in Galveston County, Texas and is actually part of the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area.

This was taken at the north end of the Island like peninsula where the only way out is by ferry across the bay to Galveston. As I arrived at the small harbor that hosted shrimp boats, a massive summer thunderstorm was blowing in quickly across the bay, I had to work quick to get the few shots I did! Tons of lightning and a massive wall of water and wind moved into the area minutes after I took this shot.
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Sunrise at Fulton Harbor Texas

Fulton is a town in Aransas County, Texas located just east of Rockport with a population of about 1,600. According to Wikipedia artists have long found a rich subject matter in the Fulton shrimp boat fleet and after my visit I can see why!

Many of the boats here are actually Oyster boats. The Shrimp Boats like the one in this image are also set up for Commercial Live Shrimping, an even more challenging aspect of the trade!
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Seville Quarter - Pensacola Florida

While in the Navy I spent almost 4 years in Pensacola, it was both my first time in the South and Florida. Pensacola was commonly referred to as LA (lower Alabama) and sitting on some of the most beautiful beaches on the Gulf it is definitely part of the Redneck Riviera. Truly a special place to visit and live, both of my daughters were born there and we enjoyed many fine evenings at this place!

Located in downtown Pensacola, a Retro Seville Quarter joint offering booze, plus live jazz & dueling pianos in an 1871 building. It is comprised of several "rooms," each with its own theme: Rosie O'Grady's, Lili Marlene's, Fast Eddie's, Apple Annie's, Palace Oyster Bar, Phineas Phogg's and End O' The Alley Bar. The rooms are connected by covered brick alleyways. An open-air courtyard with fountain sits on the north side of the complex.

Seville Quarter started as "Rosie O'Grady's Warehouse," a beer-and-peanuts saloon in 1967 specializing in Dixieland jazz. It was founded by Bob Snow, an ex-Navy pilot and former trumpet player for the Minneapolis symphony whose band, South Hangar Six, played jazz at private parties and nightclubs around Pensacola.
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1948 Harley-Davidson WL

The 1948 Harley-Davidson WL was powered by the 45 CI (750cc) side-valve V-twin engine and it was a very durable street model that looked very similar to Harley's Big Twin flatheads of the era. The air-cooled flathead was a favorite for its combination of durability and power. With roots going back to 1919 the W-series flathead was introduced in 1937 and included modern features like a recirculating oil system, a big improvement over the replacing total loss oil system. These bikes were produced until 1952.

#harleydavidson

https://www.adamsviews.net/1948-harley-davidson-wl
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1957 Jaguar XKSS 710

This car was counted as part of Jaguar’s stock of unsold D-Types on November 21 1956. It was originally sold to Richard Kessler who raced the car between July and September 1957 at American venues including Lime Rock, Marlboro, Montgomery and Watkins Glen. The car was then converted back to D-Type specifications and sold to Don Horn of Memphis Tennessee. He raced the car on a few occasions and it was eventually sold to Gary Bartlett in the US who also purchased the old 3.4 liter engine and the XKSS components. That collection of pieces was carefully rebuilt during the 2005-2006 period. The car was entered and rolled over during the 2006 Mille Miglia, luckily without permanent harm to vehicle or its occupants. It was repaired and purchased by the current owners afterwards.

http://www.adamsviews.net/1957-jaguar-xkss-710

#jaguar #Automotive #pictureoftheday
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1969 BMW R60US Touring

The BMW R60US was a transition model (1967-1969) for a move from /2 to /5 models, not the 1st appearance of the /5 telescopic front forks instead if the Earles previously used. As the ran out of /2 parts the BMW factory would use new /5 part as needed.

This bike has a rare upper and lower lightweight aluminum alloy 2-piece faring, endure narrow profile bags, hell bar-end turn signals and a magneto kickstart, eliminating the need for a battery to start.

#bmw #motorcycle
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The Marina at Ground Zero - Rockport Texas

With a heavy heart, working though some of the Texas Coast images the last few days. Rockport was ground zero for Hurricane Harvey and where I spent my last night in Texas a couple weeks ago.

I stayed in wonderful, very inexpensive, small place in the wonderful coastal town of about 10,000 folks. Although being very tired when I arrived, I did not realize when booking the room on my phone the motel was right across the street from a beautiful harbor. The sun was low on the horizon just approaching sunset, even before thinking about checking in I just had to go out and shoot some more pictures.

As I work through them now I can’t help but wonder if any of them are gone along with the small bait shops lining the street side of the harbor. The motel as well, the owner had done wonderful job on a remodel of the dozen rooms he owned. They are accessing that about 30% of all the buildings/homes are destroyed and the another 30% will be beyond repair. Right now, with no power or water in place for weeks they are asking the remaining folks to leave as well.

So much unimaginable devastation across entire region and so many challenges to come, and so many lives that are being effected, keep them in your prayers!

#rockport #texas #groundzero
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1958 Moto Morini 75 Tresette Sprint

Moto Morini’s origins began with a partnership between Mario Mazzetti and Alfonso Morini, who built a highly regarded two-stroke 125cc race bike as their first motorcycle in 1924 under the marque Motocicli MM. MM bikes were remarkably successful in the 1920s and 1930s, with their 125cc establishing six world records at the Monza racetrack in 1927, and their 175cc setting a new record for its class with a speed of more than 100 miles per hour in 1933. Morini, wishing to expand the business and increase production, broke with Mazzetti in 1937 and established a rival business under his own name. This was a significant gamble, as the motorcycle industry was in considerable turmoil while Italy’s economy was mobilizing for war. Morini’s fledgling factory produced lightweight trucks and then military equipment during World War II, prior to the plant’s partial destruction in Allied bombing raids in 1943.

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With each week that passes... The Little Bear

I took this in July 2013, not sure when or why she sank, looks like it must have been earlier that year. Help me capture the handful of the remaining wood hulled boats! Only 69 more hours to raise $70! Please support my project at: http://kck.st/2qikOYk
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With each week that passes... The Cobia

I caught this in 2007, she had already been dismantled and left to fall to pieces in the Port of Brunswick, Georgia. Help me capture the handful of the remaining wood hulled boats! Only 4 days left to raise $95, please help support my project at: http://kck.st/2qikOYk
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