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Got a good reason For taking the easy way out


Let's Go Outside and Enjoy the Sea Breeze...

Aquarium Gifts


Still in the Aquarium, the two of us headed to the gift shop. Since we worked over a month at the beginning of this year, downsizing our clutter, it took every ounce of will-power NOT to purchase these two items:


I am a sucker for stuffed animals! And this 3 toed sloth was so cute and so plush and soft!! Remember back in the late 60's/70's the popularity of Lava Lights? This one had two jellyfish floating aimlessly with rainbow colored lights...mesmerizing!


...to continue with the surrounding area of the Texas State Aquarium, Bud and I walked back to our parked car to leave, but instead, we decided to walk to get up close and personal to the Port O' Call and the vast area from under the Harbor Bridge to pass the time and hopefully allow the traffic for those that are looking to park to visit the Aquarium...time for the traffic to clear out a bit.. From the channel, the  view will astound the novice on how busy the port cities can be...seven days a week, all year long!

There is a small cotillion of sorts right at the banks of the channel, and directly under the bridge!! It was a cool spot and the sea breeze was very nice while the sun was getting warm by then. We watched  a couple of watercraft...the smaller tugboat and then, a large carrier/cargo ship, Julie C, operated by Britain and as I type this up, it's location from Corpus Christi is now far out into the Gulf of Mexico, arriving in Luderitz, Namibia, Africa [eta] November 7th.




The Tugboat



An Unexpected Visitor...



...who had its eyes on the bollard to watch for any stirred up meals coming along behind the ships' wake



Julie C





HUMOR

This is the actual transcript of a radio conversation between a British Navy ship and the Irish Coastguard, off the coast of Kerry:

Irish. Please divert your course 15 degrees to the south, to avoid collision

British. Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the north, to avoid collision

Irish. Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the south,  to avoid collision.

British. This is the Captain of a British Navy Ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

Irish. Negative. I say again, you will have to divert YOUR course

British. THIS IS THE LARGEST SHIP IN THE BRITISH FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY 3 DESTROYERS, 3 CRUISERS, AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT SHIPS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES TO THE NORTH, OR COUNTERMEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS FLOTILLA.

Irish. THIS IS A LIGHTHOUSE ....... YOUR CALL!

29 comments :

  1. Very interesting to see the large ship!
    The only time I have seen large ships is 30 plus years ago when we visited New Orleans. Nowadays I get excited to see a tug boat on the Tennessee River!
    Have a wonderful week-end!

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  2. Hello, I always love any view of the water. Neat shots of the bridge and ships. The Heron is always great to see, wonderful photos. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend.

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    1. ...and there are plenty of herons here and everywhere it seems.

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  3. Hahaha! Love the exchange. And I loved seeing all the pictures of the tugboat. :-)

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    1. You and me both, I enjoy the port views and boats/ships.

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  4. brahaha on the lighthouse. easy decision... forget buying things in the gift shop, my favorite thing is your owl art on your side bar. WOW love it.... I know you are glad you went under the bridge, so many beautiful photos you would have missed. I love them all, but for some reason that last show of the ship in the curves of the walls appeals to me most.

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  5. You were really on a roll with all of these wonderful pictures; the last one has very pleasing curves. What a neat way to capture ships and sea compositions.

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  6. ...nice harbor shots.

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  7. Sadly, I saw the same "real exchange" between an American Naval ship and a lighthouse recently. I guess it must be making the rounds with different countries, etc. Beautiful photos! Gorgeous landing heron!

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  8. Fascinating scenes for this prairie girl.

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    1. I'm glad to know you found the photos fascinating Ruth.

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  9. I'm back from vacation, but now seeing all the ships...ready to go back! Hehehe. I'm a lover of stuffed animals too, it's a thing I'll own my entire life I'm betting! As a child I knew if anyone touched one of my stuffed animals placed just so on my bed! Thankfully I don't do that any more. Loved your humor too, always a treat.

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    1. I gave most of my animals away, but there are some that will be by my side 'til I am gone!!

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  10. Beautiful skies, and I like the shots taken under the bridge. Actually, I like them all! Great post, and enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thanks!!!! Hope your ankle injury is healing.

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  11. beautiful pics thank you for sharing. I spent many days at that bridge watching the ships come in remembering how they had to lower their mast to go under

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    1. Several years back, a large sailing ship from Columbia made a stop at this port, I wish I'd been there when it came through the channel.

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  12. Beautiful picture. Looks like an all around wonderful day.
    I would say that the Irish win

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  13. I love the pics under the bridge!
    And the lighthouse story is a good one!

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  14. Enjoyed your beautiful photos by the harbour

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  15. I'm a lover of stuffed animals too, it's a thing I'll own my entire life I'm betting! As a child I knew if anyone touched one of my stuffed animals placed just so on my bed! Thankfully I don't do that any more.

    doctor strange (2016)

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