Monday, October 28, 2013

How Cool is That - Part II

We were sitting here posting and uploading pictures when all of a sudden the traffic noise stopped and some strange water noises started. Curiosity got the best of us and we looked out the companionway to see a huge barge gliding by in the night, less than 20 feet away. There is no recreational traffic here at night but the commercial guys never sleep. To see them piloting these behemoths in this narrow passage of water just takes your breath away.  The pictures aren't great, but I think you'll get the idea.





5 comments:

raybosailor said...

20'? That could be a tense moment

Jeffrey Michals-Brown said...

Please tell me you had a riding light lit!

Robert R Harris said...

Love checking in each day and following your dream. Nice to see you are now living all that you had hoped for. Don't forget Dinner is on me when you arrive in Vero Beach.

Deb said...

The tugs go through so slowly and smoothly that there's no wake. Just this quiet shishing noise. Its awesome. We were safely tied to a flock alongside the ICW but its only a couple boat lengths wide here.

@Robert- you bet! Please send me an email with your contact info svkintala art gmail city com

S/V Veranda said...

Wait until you meet one in a narrow stretch coming in the opposite direction. That'll take your breath away AND make your butt cinch up real nice and tight.

They don't have to wait for bridges either so when they come through you can scurry through as well....bonus.