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Christmas Eve 2021

Deck the hulls . . . the bell sound signal device and railings too. And I’ll leave that song right there.    Kimberly Turecamo has a wreath around the bell also, but consistent with the Kimberly crew, there’s more. Merry Christmas all . . . All photos, WVD. Here was last year’s M is for […]

Christmas Eve 2020

Having seen the forecast for December 25, I did my watch on Christmas eve.    These are the latest sunrises of the entire cycle . . . photo taken around 0745, and the sky was still reddish and offering very little light.   Fort McHenry and survey boat Christina cross. Yes, Christina . . . namesake you […]

Road Fotos 2021 F 2

We’re a week out from Christmas Eve and fewer days than that from the solstice, it’s time to complete road photos from two weeks ago already;  here was part 1.  The French Quarter of New Orleans has a lot of colored neon all year round, but here, juxtaposed with tropical colors of house paint, are […]

Merry Christmas 2018

Full disclosure . . . I’m not feeling much festive this year personally.  So maybe it’s my own wary eye that leads to my seeing so few wreaths on boats, maybe it’s just this lingering head cold. But it warmed my heart to see them, like here on Pegasus, and ditto on Alex McAllister.   […]

M is for Merry 2

Those look like icicles, and beyond the icicled railing, that’s certainly a wreath decorated with CFR § 83.33 signalling device . . . aka bell.  And are those partial candy canes way in the distance? And a Christmas . .  as well as all-year round star! Seen from a different perspective, I think this is […]

Package Boats

You’ve seen all the brown, white, and now blue package trucks clogging the streets and roads, their drivers working ever longer hours as we take to online shopping. These two Reynolds boats have nothing to do with that, but they do deliver foodstuffs, spares, and incidentals to ships at berths and in the anchorages. The […]

Laissez Les Merrily Merry Temps Rouler

A truly unique take on the the elf and his conveyance towed by three reingators  comes from Louisiana.  I’ve read here that the lead gator is called Rouxdolf.  Those reingators will need some bonfires to guide their way through the bayou. Bravo Morgan City, and from Emily Ann off Sandy Hook as seen only from […]

Three Kings 2

I’d planned something else for today, but then I saw the tree!  See it on the bow of Pilot No 2 New Jersey?  And that reminded me it was Three Kings day, Epiphany.   The colors are always best when wind chills are biting.   Pilot No 2 and the smaller boat, America, went out as […]

M is for Merry

New equipment on that boat? Oh, wait!  there’s a face and a tree, and the red-clad crewman is standing outside the top of the chimney stack.   This was the other goal when I went out . . . to find evidence of Christmas spirit out in the sixth boro . . . and Kimberly […]

Hoops 2

But first, what can you tell me about the tree directly below? Now to “hoops” and maybe I should say “Höegh hoops . . .” Here’s the aft most one, and the court extends forward from there to this one. See it?  I wished I’d been on the Bayonne Bridge walkway to look down on […]