Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Some of these boats are older images like the first four the last six were from the 4th of July celebration at coos bay.

I took this picture at my sisters home on a visit to Texas. I didn't think much of it till I got home and had a chance to fully appreciate it.

This was taken at Florence, Oregon on the Siuslaw River.

Winchester Bay, Oregon Salmon Harbor Marina where we were for the 4th of July fireworks last year.

Last year at Coos bay I got this yellow boat drifting by.

This year I got a picture of the Captain Louie a tug moving the fireworks barge into position.

The Coast Guard was there with a rescue boat like the one we saw save a surfer in Newport, Oregon caught in a terrific rip current. On that occasion the young man was rescued when two coast guard boats and a helicopter arrived 4 minutes after we called 911 on our cell phone. The conditions this small boat braved were unbelievably tough with waves twice the height of the boat.

Another surfer wasn't so lucky in March of this year at the same location.
"A 26-year old surfer overcome by a series of large waves on Yaquina Head near the north end of Newport in Lincoln County died Tuesday afternoon, Oregon State Police (OSP) reported.

The male victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of his parents who are scheduled to return from a trip outside of the country sometime today, was surfing with two friends when a series of large waves overcame the group. The victim became unresponsive, and one of his friends – men ages 25 and 33 – stayed with him while the other began to return to shore for help, troopers said."

I'm not sure what this little grey boat was but it was cute.

This pirate ship (used in jest) was interesting.

I like the names some people choose for boats. This one is the Seasnail

This tiny boat was actually a Vessel Assist boat. I'm not sure whether it is a Coast Guard boat or a city/county or private venture.

Scrabble Score - Scrabble Queen 301 ~ The Contender 331 (I got seize and Darts both on a triple with the "Z" on a double letter for 90 points) That's the only way I can ever win

Quote of the Day
"The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat. " ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau (11 June 1910 Р25 June 1997) was a French naval officer, explorer, ecologist, filmmaker, scientist, photographer and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the aqua-lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Acad̩mie fran̤aise.

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