Monday, September 13, 2010

Labor Day

As usual, I'm way behind on blog posts.  I really hope that I will be able to keep up with the blog when we're cruising.  In my imagination there will be more time for photography, writing and blogging while we are out there having fun.

We sailed down to Offats Bayou for Labor Day weekend and spent the weekend on the hook there.  Lots of friends took their boats down too and it was quite a fun filled weekend.

One of the coolest things that happened was seeing a pink dolphin.  It was jumping in the bow wake of a big tanker in the ship channel.  I had to google to see if there really is such a thing.  Apparently they are very rare and are albino dolphins.  I know I wasn't seeing things because Troy saw it too.  Unfortunately I didn't have my camera ready, once again earning my credentials, Deana Jones, N.N.G.P. (Non National Geographic Photographer).  Anyway, that was pretty exciting.

Here are some of the sights we see in the Houston Ship Channel.  It can get really busy out there with all of the barges and the gigantic container ships headed into the Port of Houston.

Two container ships meeting in the ship channel.
Better stay out of the way!
Dolphins - these aren't pink but at least I got a shot of the them.
 Here are some pictures from the weekend:


Storyville and friends at anchor (Portofino F Dock South)

That's me - headed for Storville
Cory and Tammy from s/v Menestheus

Deb and Steve from s/v Anchor Management

A tortise that lives in someone's back yard. We saw him from the dinghy.
Party at Blue Hole
Now I know the meaning of Red Neck Yacht Club!
 There is precious little hope to be got out of whatever keeps us industrious, but there is a chance for us whenever we cease work and become stargazers. ~H.M. Tomlinson