Saturday, February 27, 2016

Bubba Gump Reilly

We had another pawsome walk on the beach and today I found my very own treasure - a nice fresh shrimp! Can you believe Mom told me I wasn't allowed to eat it or even roll on it and I couldn't even bring it home to show Dad - what is wrong with that? Mom also found more shells including some of her favorites - the olives. There was also some translucent duck shells, angel wing shell, patterned prickly cockles, shark eye moon shells, some murex  and three little 'baby ear' shells which look like mother of pearl. Needless to say Mom was VERY happy although she is totally baffled as to what causes them to get washed up at some times and not others. We also got to sit on the big rocks of the breakwater and watch this big Barge come in - can you believe tugs pull these things all the way to the Bahama and back. While at sea they have just one tug pulling them but when they come in to dock there are three tugs - two pushing it and one pulling it. It just seem weird to us that you can such a big ship that can't move by itself.


18 comments:

  1. That shrimp looks so yummy! That is just not right that you couldn't eat it, Reilly!

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  2. yum...shrimp! None of my dogs have ever liked shrimp or lobster. What's up with that?

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  3. yes that is crazy...even big things need help sometimes huh? that shrimpy guy looks tasty.... can you throw it over the pond directly in my mouth please?

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  4. Quite a haul of shells. I like shrimp and so do Beckett and Keltic, too bad your Mom didn't let you eat it.

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  5. Oh snorts!! Look at all of those goodies. Mom/dad said they got to see some ocean water last week. I'll be telling all about it in March on my travel series. XOXO - Bacon

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  6. We wish we had a beach like yours! Something interesting to see every day! Wow!

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  7. You didn't even get to rub that fish on your head? Your mom is not thinking clearly!

    Keep Calm & Bark on!

    Murphy & Stanley

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  8. We luv hearin bout da shells - my momma went nutso pickin em up when we wuz in Sanibel.

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  9. We think Neptune is having a joke on you.....just giving you shells occasionally!

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  10. Hari OM
    OMD you are going to have to build a cave for all that treasures!!!

    Now - jus' cuz you seem to share a passion of mine - I would direct you to this site where you can read a lot and follow links on matters pertaining to barges and their use. But for those of your readers who may not want to go into that much detail but have a small curiosity, I copy here a relevant paragraph:
    "The Tug and Barge system offers numerous advantages over self propelled vessels. They require 1/3 less crew and have 1/2 the fuel consumption per mile. Tugs typically have crews of six versus a crew of 23 on the self-propelled vessels. On top of that, tug crew members have a different wage scale relative to crew members on self-propelled vessels. They also feature a lighter environmental footprint, lower construction costs, maintenance & dry docking fees, and are more conducive to moving larger freight. Tug/barges move at nine knots, half the speed of self-propelled vessels, but this slower speed results in much less fuel consumed per mile. In addition, both new construction and maintenance costs on barges are well below similar size self-propelled vessels."

    Wasn't that interesting? ... &*>... !!!
    Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  11. WHAT???!!!!!!! You don't gets to roll on it??!!!!!!! OMD, your Moms is SUCH A KILLJOY!!!!!!
    Geesh!!! I hopes you at least got a couple of good lick in befores your Moms took it away.....
    Oooooo, those are some FABulous shells!!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  12. I can't believe she wouldn't let you eat that shrimp - or at least roll on it!
    Those shells are so beautiful!
    Cammie!

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  13. OMD...not even a bite of that shrimp? Or just a quick roll on it???
    Sheesh!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  14. You could have made shrimp gumbo!!!

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  15. That picture is great where u labeled all the shells. We never heard of their names before. We have a question. Well Mommy has a question cause its a bit silly. Mommys nephew keeps picking up little rocks and putting them in his coat pocket. Its his collection. The "easter bunny" is giving mommys nephew a rock painting kit. It comes with an "assortment of large river stones ideal surfaces for painting." Mommy is not sure his nephew is gonna paint the rocks he might just put the rocks with his collection. Our question to you... Do u ever see rocks on the beach? Mommy is not sure what the box meant by "large river stones". The box isnt that heavy, so "large" is probably misleading. I guess it means the rock probably has a smooth side . Anyway if u could take a picture of any rocks u might see on the beach, it would be helpful. Mommy knows nothing about rocks. Do u even find rocks on the beach?

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  16. I think it's a good thing you left the shrimp alone. It doesn't look real healthy, but I would have wanted to roll on it at least.

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  17. Wow! That's quite a haul! You're going to have to find your mom a really big glass bowl to hold all her treasures!

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