Yes friends - today I did my first real galumphing since my foot saga began. I got to the bottom of the boardwalk and with a couple of woofs and a big smile I was off and running - the wind was blowing through my furs, the sand was flying behind me and my feet were a dancing across the beach - it felt sooooooo good. It made the Mom smile and laugh big time to see me galumphing again.
As luck would have it - we arrived at the breakwater just as the Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS-6) was coming back into dock. It has been moored at Mayport for the last few months doing some sea trials. This ship is referred to as a stealth ship because of its unique design and it underwent the first of three shock trials in waters off Florida on 16 June 2016. A charge of 10,000 pounds (4,500 kg) was set off at around 100 yards (91 m) with the ship wired with around 260 instruments to record the effects. I must point out I was feeling so happy I stood on the rocks and barked at this ship when it went by and the guys on board waved back at me - how cool was that!
Now something else you may notice weird in the photos is the sky - the pics were all taken within moments of each other - but looking to the east the sky was dark and cloudy and then a simple turn to the west is was bright and sunny - gotta love Florida weather :)