Friday, March 28, 2014

A little peek at Corpus Christi's waterfront.

As I watched these two prehistoric looking birds balancing
on the barge mooring line this afternoon,
I asked myself a few questions.

How can they balance on that line with those big old duck feet they have?
Very easily, it turns out.

I then asked myself,
are these two buddies? A couple perhaps.
Are they chatting it up on that line,
or are they no different from two strangers who happen to be waiting
at the same bus stop with no eye contact being made.

A closer look answers my question.
There is no eye contact being made.

Our tug and barge have been tied up at what we call a "lay berth"
for about 5 days, waiting for the seas to improve.
It's just been a stormy mess down here in the Gulf of Mexico.

Because of pressure to get going from our office,
we took the tug ( leaving the barge at the dock) for a ride today out to the channel entrance
to see what the sea state was with our own eyes. 
It wasn't good.

The marine weather forecast was correct.
It's still a bit nasty out there.
As I write this we are tied back up to our barge
in protected waters,
ensuring that I will have at least another night of restful sleep.
I just love lay berths.

On our ride back inside,
I took these.

Can you think of a better way to spend the afternoon
than by sitting on the wharf
watching the boats go by with your daughter?
I can't

I hope you enjoy your weekend.


Formerly known as Frau said...

Thanks for taking us to Corpus Christi! It's beats the view here in Buffalo....grey drab day with talks of 6-10 inches of snow starting tonight! I'll take the water front any day! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Jerral Miles said...

I think I'd like Corpus Christi… except that it's in Texas. I think your captain is smart to stay tied up… the sea looks rough.

Joey said...

Eeekkk - disLIKE those seas. I get scared just looking at the picture. I am not a good sailor for sure. I don't know how you do it. But - I DO like the idea of just hanging, waiting...the longer you wait the closer you are to going (See how my mind works?)

Karen said...

Never been there, love seeing a new place! Glad your captain has some sea sense :-)

Busy Bee Suz said...

The pelicans seem so clumsy….but apparently they are balanced and graceful.
Those seas do look nasty….hopefully by now you are out and on your way.

Susie said...

Mark, I left a comment on 4-2-2014 I came back to see what your blog was about. Love the pictures. So I am going to check out more. xoxo,Susie