Dog oh dog - again it has been a busy day at the port entrance today - but lets get to the important stuff first - Mom found "treasures' and finding treasures makes her SUPER DUPER happy and of coarse if Mom is happy she walks more - and that makes us happy :) So what did she find - not one, not two but THREE sand dollars - all intact AND this most beautiful "Lettered Olive Shell
" - Mom found an awesome shelling website and now can identify all her finds! Mom says the shell was the best treasure but we liked the smell of the sand dollars better.
As for the ships - the first one we saw was the Kaethe P - it sails under the flag of Liberia and is 294 meters (964 feet). As you can see - this one is a container ship and it was HUGE.
The next boat we saw was a tug and this is actually one of the many Navy tugs - all their tugs are orange - This one was actually heading out into the ocean.
The third ship we saw was the Bishu Highway - it sails under the flag of Japan is a car carrier. It is 195 meters long (639 feet) and looks like a big brick floating on the water :)
And finally we watched the USS Gonzalez come into the Navy yard - it was a VERY quick visit - just a half an hour later and then we watched it leave again! It's homeport is Norfolk, VA and it is a Arleigh Burke-Class Guided Missile Destroyer.
|Denny The Rock Sitter|
|Kaethe P - Container Ship|
|Navy Tug - #12|
|Bishu Highway - Car Carrier|