Jimmy Buffett sings it well in 'Somethin about a Boat'...
"Just a-waggin' that tail
Grinnin' that grin
Somethin' 'bout my dog
Makes her my best friend...
That gives a man Hope"
|First Canoe Trip, fast asleep, life on the water|
|Hiding eyes to sleep together|
|Groom's Cake from Kemah, German Chocolate cake chest of jewels|
|Second Pint of Sailing Santa, by Saint Arnold|
|Engulfed in reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy|
|First boat (Boatox) fire of the fall by the Kemah Boardwalk in September|
|First Coat on the Bottom and fixing 4 blisters, not bad for 5 years|
|Over the past week I tried the delicious Pumpkin Ale from Smuttynose, Post Road, and Southern Tier with real pumpkin puree in them. Love them. One night enjoyed Smashed Pumpkin by Shipyard for a dessert beer. The Pumpkinhead needs some work compared to the others.|
Generally, operations that carry 6 or fewer passengers for hire are referred to as Uninspected Passenger Vessels (UPV), 6 Passenger (pax), or 6 Pack operations. These are your typical charter boat fishing guide or tour boat operations that may use a state numbered boat. UPV operations traveling on navigable waters of the United States under U.S. Coast Guard jurisdiction are not required to be inspected by the Coast Guard. They must comply with minimal federal standards for safety, navigation, pollution prevention and the vessel operator must hold an Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) license issued by the Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary provide courtesy UPV examinations to assist you. These exams are free of charge, comprehensive and confidential. Contact your local Coast Guard Sector Office. Many times they can put you in touch with a Coast Guard Auxiliarist in your own town.
Turning into Offatts Bayou channel
|Marina at Moody Gardens from the beach|
|Sunset from Key West, March 2014|
|Sailing across the blue water to the Dry Tortugas, 70 miles south route|
|Center of Fort Jefferson National Park, 2 park rangers live there for 2 weeks on.|
|The Mother Load at Central Market in Houston, are five bags enough for the month?|
2015, Saturday, January 17, shared the guest pier with Lakewood Yacht Club motor boat and enjoyed the HYC Sailboat Ice Sculpture with fresh shrimp, salmon, and delicious morsels before dinner accompanied by live steel drum music.
|Beautiful table arrangements for our dining table|
|Commodore Robert Williams of HYC and Commodore Joyce Maxwell of Lakewood Yacht Club|
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|How much longer?|
|Just another sunny day on the beach in Nice|