Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Last Day of May

 Recent Snaps

Shortly before sundown, May 25.
With about 3 weeks until summer solstice the sun has
almost reached the northern limit of its annual journey
along the western horizon.

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This bird is about the same size as a peregrine falcon, but,
for several reasons, doesn't get a similar amount of respect.  
It is a pretty bird, though, isn't it?  😊

You know the cruise ship season is peaking when there is
cruise ship traffic.  I had to wonder what the ship 
Captains were thinking.

An MSC container ship at anchor just beyond the Marina.
I was curious about the emissions, but, interestingly, it 
appeared more like steam than smoke.

Along the waterfront, looking east, about to start my daily walk.
May 27th

Along the waterfront, looking south, about to start my daily walk.
May 27th, 4:59 AM, PDT  (Yes, early)

Ovation of the Seas arriving in port, May 27th

If you know exactly where to look, you can see the human 
standing on the open bow hatch, on the port side of the ship.  
That person works with the crew to get the ship tied up
at the dock, which, in this case, would be Pier 91.

The police station this boat nearby to prevent any water 
access near docked cruise ships. Why? I don't know. They
only do this for some ships. My guess is, some cruise lines 
may pay for it to keep curious boaters away.



Alone Season 9 is underway on the History Channel
The location is Labrador, Canada

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Monday, May 30, 2022

Memorial Day 2022

 Thanks to those who have served for America.

From my collection of old postcards.
ca. 1910


Back of the unused card

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Monday, May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022 Update

John has been taking a break from all kinds of media for about one month. So far, it has been a wonderful, enlightening experience. If you are old enough, think back to a time when there was no internet and before you had a personal computer, and way before your smartphone. It's truly difficult for me to describe the difference. There are positives and negatives on both sides. 

Quick update: My 2-mile daily walks have continued while taking the break. This morning, May 16th, while on the walk along the waterfront, I was reflecting on how nice the weather was and how good I felt as one approaching the platinum celebration of life. All is well.

Thank you for stopping by. As for when I might return to regular publishing here on John's Island ... I'm just not sure. To all my friends ... take care and be well.

John 

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