What a glorious holiday weekend it has been. Time spent with family and friends, time in the garden, time for hooking. Life is good :)
DSO lives in what was formerly The American Ship Building Company. The channel in front of his unit was a dry dock where 1000' ore carriers were built. A friend drove up in his amphi-car to say hi. Since the car doesn't have cleats to tie it to the dock, foot power is used to keep it from floating away. It sure does garner a lot of attention.
Just down the river is the Charles Berry Bascule Bridge, the second largest bascule bridge (aka drawbridge) in the world. It was raised to let a sailboat pass under. What a beautiful sight.
We had a wonderful view of the fireworks from DSO's dock.
Today we went sailing with my brother Bill ~ sissy sailing, as he calls it. It was quite windy on Lake Erie, so he only put up the Genoa sail, also known as the jib. When he sails without the main sail, he calls that "sissy sailing", but we were still sailing about 8 knots (roughly a little over 9 mph). That's a good clip in a sail boat. Here we are leaving the harbor, heading out to open water past the Lorain Lighthouse, known as the Jewel of the Port.
|"Skipper" brother Bill|
Weekends pass much too quickly, even long ones. Back to work tomorrow . . . sigh.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)