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 hope you enjoy your weekend.