Welcome ! In today's entry, we return to the northern Bayshore . We'll be looking at northwestern Middle Township and extreme southwestern Dennis Township ( for township boundaries, see map in Chapter 1) . Today's update also features something new : Some real life pics that complement the game screenshots. I hope you enjoy it !
Terraforming has been completed on the Goshen Creek tile, along the bayfront to the mouth of Dennis Creek, and from the headwaters of Sluice Creek downstream to a point a bit below the Route 47 bridge. A lot of the work is hidden by trees, so let's go to the transportation map to get a better view of the creek system :
Our first stop is the Clint Millpond, near the headwaters of Sluice Creek, about half a mile upstream from the Court House-Dennisville Road bridge. I had previously not known of its existence until finding it on sattelite imagery. I decided it was worth a look. The yellow dots and corresponding arrows are the camera location and the direction of the photos below. I'm still experimenting with this format, so if you have any ideas on this, I'd like to hear it !
Our next stop is further west along Sluice Creek. At the point where it flows beneath the Route 47 bridge, the creek has become quite broad . West of the bridge, the land opens up into an expanse of tidal marshlands.
* NOTE : These pictures were taken near the end of September. During the summer months the grasslands are a rich green color. They turn the amber color you see now to a pale brown, then to a a brownish-gray in the winter months after the first frost kills them off and winter storms cover the marshes with muddy waters.
South of Sluice Creek lies the town of Goshen. You may remember it as the starting point of the kayak trip in Chapter 2-1. ( bridge, lower right ) Crow Creek wraps around it from the north while Bidwell's Creek flows to the south. To the west is the tidal marshland around Goshen Creek
A closer look at the farms south of Goshen Creek
Finally, we move to to Goshen Creek. Here we look westwards down the creek to its mouth at Delaware Bay. Goshen Landing was once a site of a thriving shipbuilding industry in the 1700's and 1800's. Nothing remains now but a few pilings sticking out of the marsh. At low tide, the logs that were driven into the muddy creek banks to provide a stable shoreline can still be seen.
Well, that's all I have for today. I'm sorry it took so long to get it to you. I hope it was worth the wait .
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