Friday, May 21, 2021

Marine Fire and Spring Walks

Morning of May 18 ...
This scene sent me for the camera.

I happened to look out on Elliott Bay on the morning of May 18 to see the scene above. Putting the binoculars on this made it even more strange. Vietnam Coast Guard 8020 appeared to be on fire ... at least there was plenty of smoke. Checking on Seattle Fire Department dispatch revealed the following ...

If I counted correctly, 19 units were dispatched
for Marine Fire on Water.

About 15 minutes later the dispatch was cancelled. I do not know what happened but did find out that this ship had been the US Coast Guard Cutter John Midgett WHEC-726. Photo below ...

USCGC John Midgett was transferred (sold? given?) to Vietnam and
refurbished in Seattle earlier this year. Renamed Vietnam CG 8020. Photo below ...

Nice looking Cutter when not on fire.

Spring Walks ...

My daily walks have been along the Seattle waterfront, where I almost always find something for the camera.

Blooms ...

Birds ...

Bunnies ...

Looking for more blogs with critter posts? Check out Saturday's Critters. Thanks to Eileen for hosting.

Ship names ...

How do you like GLYKOFILOUSSA ?
Ship names are a fascination to me.

GLYKOFILOUSSA, a bulk carrier,
visited Grain Terminal 86

Along the walk ...

I start here and walk about 1 1/2 miles turn around and come back
for a total of  about 3 miles.

My favorite tree on the walk.
Photo on left taken April 14.
Photo on right taken May 13.

On a clear day, May 11th, the view of Mt Rainier
from the waterfront was sweet.

April 6 sunset from home.

Closing thought ...
"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid."
      Benjamin Franklin

Friday, May 14, 2021

Spring Snow!

 Red, of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada posted on May 8th ...

Blog friend Red, of Red Deer, Alberta, posted
about spring snow on May 8th.

A few days later, May 13th, Spring Snow arrived in Seattle!

Spring Snow arrived at the Grain Terminal

I snapped these photos while on my daily walk along the Seattle waterfront.

Who came up with the name for this ship?

The Grain Terminal has been busy.

Crew of Spring Snow is not allowed off the ship.
Border Control!

Before docking at Pier 86 the crew worked on
their Emergency Escape Pod.

Next post: More pics from daily spring walks along the waterfront. Wishing everyone a good weekend!

Closing thought ...

“Democracy is four wolves and a lamb sitting down to discuss what they’d like to have for lunch.” Ambrose Bierce


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