riverfront where we stayed.
Taken from our hotel window, right on the Savannah River. The right shows the cotton warehouses which were used to store cotton before it was loaded on to huge ships to be taken to Europe and other places in the 1800s - before the cotton economy was shattered. Now it is used for little shops and restaurants, and you can also see the plaza on the riverfront. The tugboats in the background come and go from guiding big ships.
And here is a huge container ship going right by our hotel. Notice the name of the country on the side of the ship. Many of the container ships that went past us were either going to China or to Malaysia. We also saw an oil tanker come into port. While we were at Tybee we noticed that some ships were not moving - they were just sitting offshore. Mike said he's heard that sometimes they're directed not to come in and offload until the price of oil is
where the brokers want it.