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What a treat . . . I spotted Jumbo Spirit less than an hour after sunrise. Vessel details here, but one striking one is her age . . . any guesses?
Built in 1995. As offspring of Dutch immigrants, I can attest to the fastidious housekeeping and paint that embodies the Dutch character . . . or is a habit of some Dutch characters although (full disclosure) not really one of mine.
But seriously Jumbo Spirit made my day; I first spotted it gallop in under the VZ Bridge and then hang west into the KVK. Alley-oop, oop, oop! It was fast and first I feared it was headed up the Hudson and I’d miss it.
Anyone see it leave? I’m curious what large load it
took back out to sea with it . . . if it has already left.
Such color it brought to a spring morning, like daffodils.
And it even did a somersault as it headed for the Bayonne Bridge . . . er . . . maybe I did the flip??
In either case, seeing Jumbo tromp in ensured that nothing could get me down that morning.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Oh … here’s some info on the origin of this non-AngloSaxon word in English. Guess?