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Saturday, March 18th, 2023 Alive 18,953 days

The Carnival Breeze at the Galveston Cruise Terminal

The Carnival Breeze appears to be taking a poo in Galveston Channel.

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Just park that anywhere

Tuesday, March 7th, 2023 Alive 18,942 days

Cruise Port Falmouth

Thatʼs not a modern apartment building looming over the faux Georgian village. Itʼs a cruise ship.

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Barnicles ahoy!

Saturday, March 4th, 2023 Alive 18,939 days

The battleship Texas in dry dock

When I would visit the battleship Texas, it always seemed massive. So seeing it in dry dock, dwarfed by a couple of offshore oil platforms messes with my sense of scale.

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Horizontal ships

Saturday, March 4th, 2023 Alive 18,939 days

Sunset off of Galveston Island
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Mighty T

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 Alive 18,487 days

The battleship Texas

For a short while today, Iʼm keeping the battleship Texas company in its slip in Deer Park, off of the Houston Ship Channel.

The battleship was built in 1912, and decommissioned in 1948. It is now a museum, but in such a state of disrepair that it is going to be towed somewhere to be refurbished. That is, if someone can figure out how to do it, and find someone willing to do the repairs. But itʼs my understanding that the money has already been lined up for the project, and usually thatʼs the hardest part.

What is strange to me is that today is December 7th. Itʼs Pearl Harbor Day. But thereʼs no one here but me and my wife. This is a decorated World War II warship. I expected bunting, and a brass band, and veterans in wheelchairs with gleaming medals.

But itʼs just us.

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