Ireland

Ireland

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Channeling Huck Finn

As we headed up the mighty Mississippi the other day towards New Orleans,
I stepped outside to take a few pictures.

Let me tell you, that is one long river. We traveled north from the Gulf of Mexico for 18 hours
before we got to a point that in any way resembled the fact that humans might actually live here.
18 hours of steady steaming, full ahead, and we only made it to New Orleans.
If you look at a map, New Orleans is basically on the southern tip of this worlds 4th largest river.
So after traveling 18 hours, we were at the beginning. Do you get where I'm coming from?
The other end of the river is in Minnesota somewhere!

Can you tell the greatness of this river is blowing me away right now? ( I need to get home.)

Anyway, we came upon this strange looking Navy ship.

Octagon shaped stacks and a stern deck that opened to the sea.
Definitely a specialty ship of some kind.
I have no idea what it might be for,


but they're building another one right over there.



5 comments:

SueAnn Lommler said...

That is an interesting ship for sure.
Keep going Huck...much to see
Hugs
SueAnn

Jerral Miles said...

Wow! The Sea World in San Diego isn't very much like the sea world you work in... I see those mysterious new navy ships in San Diego Harbor. They don't have the traditional sailors-standing-all-lined-neatly-at the rail as they sail in because these Darth Vader vessels don't seem to have rails.

beth said...

the mississippi is huge in nature and around here we all stay away form it, as everyone complains about how filthy it is.

but as kids we used to swim in the mississippi and go clam digging. i guess it was clean and toxic free then, because look how normal i am.....LOL

and those ships. wow. impressive. almost scary in size and shape !!

Cindy said...

Hello from the other end of the Mississippi! We fish the swamps in the winter just off of Alma Wi. You can find some sweet Northern. My son caught a 38 incher in Feburary. And if memory serves correctly that is a Cruiser ship. :-)

Cindy said...

Hello from the other end of the Mississippi! We fish the swamps in the winter just off of Alma Wi. You can find some sweet Northern. My son caught a 38 incher in Feburary. And if memory serves correctly that is a Cruiser ship. :-)