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Old Years 2020

I don’t celebrate holidays much, but “old year’s day” I take seriously, to look back and assess.  Today’s post features photos you may remember from 2020.  I chose these from the several thousand photos I put into public domain this year.  It’s a personal and subjective exercise;  on a different day I might choose another […]

Random Tugs 321

With the end of the year coming, it’s strangely difficult to put these posts together.  I’ve chased down several ideas the past few days, and abandoned them.   All these photos were taken in recent days, except one about a month ago.  They strike me as showing the different skies and waters of the unacknowledged boro.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Old Year 2018

I’ve mentioned before about my people the Dutch celebrating “old years day” on December 31.   As the child of immigrants, I’m blessed by this one of many ways they see the world differently, a perspective I’m happy to share.  So here is a retrospective of the year, the result of a process of scanning […]

Leaning In

[Note:  investigation of the Christmas pirate break-in is ongoing at Tugster Tower.  Culprits once located and questioned may face a job offer. ] Weeks 533, the one that lifted Sully’s plane out of the Hudson, was moving up to either Port Elizabeth or Newark, using a three-tug configuration. What impressed me was the lean-in, seen here […]

Pirated Post

Since tugster announced he’d be out of Tugster Tower on Christmas day, I broke in to post this puzzler.  Who am I, you might wonder.  I’m not telling, but I know the boss’d like to know the story of these pics. . . taken from a southbound Amtrak from Boston and looking toward the Pelham […]

Road Fotos 37

Action in the 1979 movie Alien only begins when crew of the space tug Nostromo comes out of hyper sleep.  Travel on the Interstate system is similar to sci-fi space travel:  you don’t see much until you awaken from the hyper-vigilance of 70 or more mph and cruise the two-lanes.  I might not post the next few […]