Sunday, February 24, 2013

Tall Ship "Lady Washington"

In 1787 at the end of the American Revolution the Lady Washington was refit as a trade ship to prepare her to sail around Cape Horn. The Lady Washington opened the Black Pearl and Sandalwood trade between Hawaii and Asia.

The modern Lady Washington was researched and built by Gray Harbors Historical Seaport Authority and launched on March 7, 1989. The modern Lady Washington travels the West Coast each year along with her partner ship the Hawaiian Chieftain providing ship board education programs to thousands of   school children and the general public.

The following pictures of the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain were taken at Morro Bay, CA.

Lady Washington

Preparing to Jump?!?

Sailing off into the sunset

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Relaxing Weekend Get Away


Step thru the Door to a Relaxing good time



The Rock

Don't Get Lost!

Water Craft I Could Afford

Tall Ship - Oh yea and a Sea Gull

Getting the boat ready for the tourists

Tall Ships


Monday, February 18, 2013

A Day At The Beach

Montaña De Oro


As a kid a day at the beach would involve swimming and searching for sea shells along the beach. Growing up on the East Coast I enjoyed the warm water of the beaches. With the closest beach being a short drive down either Atlantic or Beach Blvd we could go to the beach at least a couple times a month. 

Living on the West Coast now the water is usually cold. So going to the beach no longer means getting in the water and going swimming but walking along the water and enjoying the sound and sites of the surf. 

This past weekend was a relaxing time at Morro Bay, CA. We did not stay just in Morro Bay but went to Montaña De Oro as well. It reminded me of being at the Jetties back home. Walking out on the rocks was the best part of the day.