Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Wave - Susan Casey

This is an ad, but it's got some great footage.   And it's a potential gift.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Three Boys Feared Lost Are Found in Pacific - NYTimes.com

Three Tokelau Islands boys spent 50 days at sea

Three Boys Feared Lost Are Found in Pacific - NYTimes.com
A more detailed account is here.

Matt Brown: Pemaquid Point from Little Thrumcap Island

Thanks to Susan and the kids for this woodcut by Matt Brown.
Little Thrumcap is about two miles southwest from Pemaquid Point, across the mouth of John's Bay.
Pemaquid Point from Little Thumcap Island, John's Bay, Gulf of Maine

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Senior Citizen Completes Solo Circumnavigation of City Island

On my first day of Medicare eligibility I rowed around City Island.  Why?  Because I could.  Engaged in every man's favorite activity: watching other men work while I did what I pleased.  Below are my 8 ft Walker Bay skiff and some of the workmen and working boats I saw.

My boat - NR2A
all quiet at the fuel dock
Island Current - Daily 8
AM, Nightly 6:30 PM

Hudson Beaver
City Island Bridge
Howard H -  wood work boat still working in NY harbor
Big Bird in his skiff

Monday, November 8, 2010

Issuma: low bridge, everybody down - northbound on the Erie Canal

Issuma threaded its way - the wrong way - northbound in October - on the Erie Canal.  When we were kids we learned the Erie Canal song - Low Bridge - Everybody Down.  HERE it is. 

Tugster and Bowsprite were there

 And why not hear Suzanne Vega pay tribute to that good old mule Sal.

Thursday, November 4, 2010