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About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 300,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 5 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

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The Amazon is a huge treasure.  Whatever H G Buelow was loading this day, its current position is the Mediterranean, having departed Istanbul in the direction of the Suez.

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Mining and forestry send resources worldwide.  Zhong Xiang is northwest bound off Kuala Lumpur today.

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Sergi0 Buarque de Holandia is a new Brazil-built oil products tanker.   Although I know nothing about the tug, the rebocador, it led me to this video showing a method of making a tow.

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But as I go through my daughter’s fotos, I find myself more interested in the smaller local vessels, what occupies shallower waters.

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Let’s go all the way back to these.

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I’m curious what the white boxes here are used for.

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Small scale fuel stop, designed for a sector of commercial transportation mostly gone from US waters.

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The range is tremendous from one-passenger vessels and

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docks/playgrounds on the waterfront stilt buildings and

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very small versatile ferries to

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livestock carriers.

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This is waterfront/supra-water housing with water parks and

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markets.  What comes via small vessel from the “hinterwaters” includes lots of açaí and other products.

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I love the lines of these boats.

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Happy new year.  Thoughtful old year’s day today.  Peace!!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand health and smooth travels!

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Many thanks to my daughter for taking these fotos.

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