Monday, April 16, 2012
Turn, Turn, Turn, and, The Large and the Small Of It In Buttermilk Channel
Enormous, fully loaded container ship deftly spins 180 degrees in place using bow thrusters and the aid of a single tug.
Southbound in the Buttermilk Channel
Buttermilk Channel: the large and the small of it. Current had just turned to southbound so in addition to the container ship leaving the Red Hook Container Port, there was a parade of tug & barge units coming down the East River - and then Carolina spotted something odd up to the north.
What is it? A seal? A dolphin? A piling with a seagull flapping on it? Nope, it was a guy laying on a surfboard paddling with his hands. We asked if he was OK, thinking maybe he was a standup paddler who'd lost his paddle. He said he was fine & paddled on.
All I can say is, "Whoa, dude. Long way to the break."
More on why I ended up in Red Hook, instead of helping out with spring dinghy prep at the Sebago club work day on Saturday, tonight, or sometime this week outside of work hours, but I happen to have the chip I was using over the weekend with me and I just couldn't resist popping these up now. Never quite got the stand-up paddleboard as a means of travelling distances on flat water (although they look absolutely awesome for surfing), so this I thought this was just wild.