Monday, July 4, 2011

Day 55 - Anacortes WA - Sunday, July 3, 2011

I am always amazed at what I see in this port city of Anacortes.  While driving in search of a restaurant near the waterfront today, we see sprays of water in the air.  We hope nothing is on fire, and wonder if it has anything to do with the early celebration of the Fourth of July.

Driving one more block toward the water, we are able to see that there is no problem.  A local person drives up to take a  photo and tells us that the tug, Crowley, has had some work done, and possibly is being tested now.

I call this a fire boat.

The large ships fascinate me.  In my opinion, this green freighter is huge!  Long!  I wonder what it carries.

As we enjoy our lunch, we look out the window to see Crowley, the fire boat, along with another tug, trailing an ocean going tug.  We think the ocean vessel is one just finished being built at Dakota Industries, and is having a sea trial.  They go very slowly.

After lunch we visit with Bishop Sandy and Mary Hampton.  He gives us his card and tells us that in the old days, when one visited another church, he could have his 'Communion Card' signed to prove he had been to church.

Just for insurance, we get the waiter to take a photo of us all.

Willie of Willie's Tug,
    and Walldog, Willie and Jake

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