The Shuttle flies again. This is great news and my prayers go with the crew as they conduct their mission in space.
I thought I’d share with you some of the things I encounter from time to time in my job as a Dock Master. I have some pictures of the United States Sailing Junior Olympics to show, but I’ll save them for another post.
More often than one might think, large pieces of debris end up in the marinas around here. This debris can take many forms from little pieces of garbage carelessly tossed in the water to big objects that have the potential to be deadly if struck by a boat out in the waterway.
Recently one of the big, deadly types of debris found it’s way into my small domain. As is so often the case, I did not see this large piling float into the marina. No, I came into work one morning only to find that someone had pulled this out of the water and deposited it on my docks for me to have to deal with.
Now, what amazes me about all of this is that these large objects get pulled up out of the river in the dead of night and put ON the dock. Trying to get rid of this stuff takes two, three, even four men sometimes to move it off of my docks. How do they get it up and out of the water in the middle of the night with no one around to help them? If you ever see any of these midnight debris movers, watch out, they must be huge!
So, I have put together a collage of what happens to this stuff when I find it. I’m the one in the hat just like in the picture in the "About Me" section of this journal.
I enlisted my assistant to help me tow this piling around to my hoist area. We lifted it out of the water and set it on the back of my golf cart to take to the Dumpster.
I have put on about thirty extra pounds since I quit smoking on January 6, 2005. I am a little sensitive about being over my usual weight right now, so be kind with your comments, LOL! We can’t have The Boatman with hurt feelings, now can we? I have just started trying to take off the extra pounds. I’ll keep you updated on how that’s going in coming posts.
The last subject I want to talk about is photography. I shoot my pictures using the 650-pixel mode or the 1 mega pixel mode. My camera is a 3.2 mega-pixel Fuji FinePixI got for Christmas last year. I use the lower settings so they will download easier for those reading my journal. Is this what everyone else shoots at?
The other thing about the pictures is that sometimes I want to share a lot of shots with all of you but I don’t want it to take forever to access my journal, so I put them in a collage form like I did today. I am open to suggestions from all of you shutterbugs out there.
One last thing to tease you with. Someone J-Land my way comes!