Wednesday, November 24, 2010




Back in the Big Apple for the third Winter in a row and excited about it,what's wrong with me.This is the third Winter in a row I have been "stationed" in and around the New York Harbor.Many other Seamen hate the Winters up here,I happen to love them.The strong North winds,the ice,the snow and the work is never ending.Unfortunately we will be going back South in a few days for a short lived job on the Potomac River in Maryland.I guess they need some coal,something about it's getting cold,i didn't notice.So as we headed through Hells Gate the other day and I grabbed my camera I thought for the millionth time what it was like way back when.I can only wonder and read sea journals because I will never know.There are some huge changes that will be taking place in my career over the next few months.Step one transfer boat,step two finish out sea time for merchant mariner document upgrade,step three go back to school,step four and most importantly we will discuss at a later date after it happens.Everyone have a great Thanksgiving and if you have a chance to get outside then do it.There is nothing stopping you from enjoying a day in the woods or on the water.Yes it's cold but you can always put more clothes on!

2 comments:

duke of earl said...

Great photos. Is the street scene the FDR Drive or the West Side Highway? Also, a note of historical interest: the Hell Gate Bridge, in miniature, was Lionel's best metal bridge accessory, being tin-plated in 2 color combinations.

Swamp Thing said...

It's gotta be FDR Drive. I've walked that walkway for probably 20 blocks, further down @ East River Park!