Thursday – A Little Personal

A couple of weeks ago I did a post that had the tail end of a freighter moving through the Corpus Christi ship channel on the way to pick up some oil. I wasn’t quick enough to get a good picture. You can go HERE to see it if you want. I was finally successful yesterday in getting a couple of shots of a freighter just as it entered the channel from the Gulf. Here is one picture.

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Notice how high the ship rides in the water. This shows you the boat is empty.

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The ship’s name is Cape Bird and this photo shows you the bow wave. Usually, there are dolphins swimming in the bow wave playing a game of racing the ship. There were none when I took the photo.

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Here is a closer photo as the ship passes and begins to move further into the channel on its way to pick up oil.

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I took this final shot which includes a couple of old salts pondering what they should have for lunch. “How about fish fellas?”


  1. Tee-hee! I love the one with the pelicans. You made this truly interesting, John. Wishing you a thriving Thursday. Hugs.

  2. Now I’m hoping to see dolphins. The pelicans look like sentries to me for some reason.

    (Off topic, but has WordPress changed for you? The ‘like’ and ‘reblog’ buttons aren’t at the top any more for me.)

  3. Whenever I see a photo like the bottom one John, I think about how much effort it takes for us to get across the water and I wonder if these guys are laughing at us. “Poor things, they can’t swim for very long and they can’t fly at all…” Great photos.

    1. Great idea for a story Dan. Thanks for the comments and visit.:-)

      1. Of course, I grew up watching Heckle and Jeckle, so idea of what birds say to each other might be skewed 🙂

      2. I loved those two.

  4. I’m definitely one of those salts.

    1. I can just see you sitting and wondering what to have for lunch. LOL

      1. I do that all the time.

      2. For me, I grab whatever I can and never think about it. I’ve had a few miserable lunches (like when I grabbed yellow squash) but all in all it works.

      3. *laughing lots* Goodness. Yellow squash would be beastly.

      4. So right. At least it could have the decency to be green.

      5. Yes, then we could call it a fancy name and we would have something to cover the letter Z on word games.

      6. *laughs* Absolutely right!

  5. I can’t wait until I am sitting on the breakwater in Port Aransas with a book and a cup of coffee, watching the boats go by. It never gets old.

    1. I think you are right.

  6. You captured a beautiful day and the spirit of Port A!

    1. Thank you. Was a beautiful day.

  7. Love this one, John! Your explanation about the ship riding high in the water makes perfect sense, too. Did you ever find out where the ship eventually will be heading??

    1. No. I’ll look it up though. I’ll let you know if I find out.

  8. I enjoyed this. I remember when brown pelicans were considered highly endangered. They seem to be everywhere today.

    1. Yes and they are beautiful on the wing.

  9. I’m picturing those pelicans as a modern day Heckyl and Jeckyl.

    1. You have much in common with Dan Antion (below) Thanks.

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