Saturday, January 30, 2016

Treasures and MORE ships

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
Beach Treasures
Kaethe P - Container Ship
Navy Tug - #12
Bishu Highway - Car Carrier
USS Gonzalez


  1. Wow .... I like the boats but I like the treasures best,, mum wants to know the shelling site. She finds treasures but NEVER knows their names.

  2. I hope your Mom is paying you for all this ship monitoring! You sure are getting a lot go by!
    We have been about, but not blogging regularly. Mum is trying to make a better effort now, since we are not sure how much longer I might be around to blog FOR.
    ~Lickies, Ludo!

  3. Beautiful! Live the treasures.

  4. wow that three dollars are a good start... maybe you can buy a car directly from the carrier soon? ... bet that's cheaper than to buy it in a store :o)

  5. Great finds and those boats are cool!

    Bell Fur Zoo

  6. You guys look so happy together there on the beach. Worth more than any treasure.
    Toodle pip!

  7. We'd be very happy to find those treasures, and see those ships too. What a great day!

  8. Our Mama also loves finding beach treasures!! Those are some totally pawsome sand dollars, we only find bits and pieces of them here!! What a beautiful day for ship watching!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  9. SO exciting to find whole sand dollars! I only found them unbroken on one was a little uninhabited island off of st. petersburg fl.

  10. cool ships and love the sand dollars!!


  11. Those different kinds of ships are cool!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  12. We bigified your sand dollars and shell. They are just beautiful!

  13. That car carrier is a weird-looking ship.

  14. Hari OM
    Well that was an outing worth the making! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  15. If finding treasures can turn into more walks, then we need to get our Mom on the treasure hunt too. Those sand dollars and shell are very nice. How fun to see so many different kinds of ships AND to be able to identify them as well.

    Happy weekend.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  16. Mom used to have some sand dollars - they are so cool
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  17. My momma and Finley's momma LUV dat shellin site!

  18. what a wonderful day y'all had and how exciting to find intact sand dollars!
    wags, bailey unleashed

  19. We love watching ships. Oh, at least we think we do cuz mom said she does. We think our readers are really confused about our sisters!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  20. We are really enjoying your ship watching! Love Dolly


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