Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Ships Ahoy !

Cap Andreas
It has been awhile since we showed you any of the ships we see on our daily beach patrol. Many of them are repeat visitors which is to be expected as we are on their normal shipping routes  (just as a side note - they are still prime suspects in the removal of MY sand - I mean to say - what else could be in all those containers - right?)

We have in the past week seen the Cap Andreas, Ilsa Bella, Venezia, the tug boat Judy Moran and the Perla Del Caribe. The Ilsa Bella and Venezia we have seen many times before - but did you know some 20-40 ships enter or leave Jacksonville every day !!!

We love going on Vesselfinder.com to read about the size of the ships and to see where they come from and Mom has joined up as a "ship spotter" - she uploads the photos she takes to their website. By checking the  Perla Del Caribe on Vesselfinder.com for example - we found that in recent weeks it visited the Panama Canal, San Diego, Puerto Rico and finally Jacksonville.
Ilsa Bella
Tug Boat - Judy Moran
Perla Del Caribe


  1. Hari OM
    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY..... I love that YOU love shippies as much as I do!!! I use MarineTraffic.com - and likewise it is possible to upload photos, though as yet I have not taken that step. It's a great hobby - along with sleuthering!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. That's it....that's gotta be it...those sneaky ships hiding ALL your sand in those containers...how could they?
    We need a cunning plan to recover their pirated cargo!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Wow, those are such grand ships! How cool that you get to see them all the time. I definitely think they are prime suspects...maybe half of them are full of your sand and the other half are transporting kibble. Wouldn't be great if a lot of those big vessels were full of yummers?!?
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  4. That is so totally cool that they have names like that and you can track them. Cool beans my friends! XOXO - Bacon

  5. Wow! Some of those ships are HUGE! It is so cool that you can look them up online and learn all about the ship and where it has traveled.

  6. it's great to watch the ships with you... my mom can sit days or years on the beach to watch ships... and on the other side she is the seasickness on two legs... a mystery :o)
    we love the name tote maritime...yes such a striped bag for summer would be not bad :o)

  7. How cool to see all those ships so close to your beach
    Lily & Edward

  8. OMD your mom has become an OFFICIAL Spotter?? Does that mean that she can be a Ship Spotter AND one of the COW SPOTterS also??? hehehehe

  9. It must be so much fun to watch the ships come and go and find out where they've been. And your weather looks so pretty! How hot is it getting down there now?

  10. OMD, look at the size of those things! Great photos, love the tug boat.
    Lynne x

  11. our little sisters last name is hamburg...we will have to tell her she married a boat. stella rose

  12. Have you guys ever been tempted to stow away?

  13. Mama has always had a thing for tugboats, this one is adorable!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  14. Wow! We wish we could go see some ships like that. But the closest big body of water around here is Lake Ontario. Then there are the Finger Lakes; but not many big boats sail on them. So we love to see your photos! Keep on sending them!

  15. A ship spotter! How cool is that? I'll bet they appreciate getting your mom's cool photos!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  16. Wow that many ships every day - that is amazing!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  17. How cool that your mom tracks the ship's where-abouts!

  18. Let us know if you see the Blogville ship. We need to talk to the captain!

    Your just back from vacation pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  19. Well...if the sand is in those containers, I wonder where they are bringing it? Hmmm....if a new beach pops up quickly, I think that will be a big clue.

  20. I believe I would enjoy sitting on the beach spotting ships.

    Aroo to you,

  21. Oh, that is soooooo cool!! I didn't knows that you could find outs all the travels of the big shippin' containers! Nows.....I, too, am suspicious of them..I thinks you need to do some further sleuthing of these most curious interlopers....
    Ruby ♥

  22. What a fun hobby that your mom has found, and you get to do it together! Love Dolly

  23. You guys would love a Hamburg Harbor Tour. Dogs are allowed and they even feed dogs on the boat!


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