"In every walk with nature one receives more than he seeks."
John Muir

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Boats Ashore

When I think of Port Aransas' seagoing vessels,
I usually consider the assortment of large 
and foreign ships that frequent
the channel leading to Corpus Christi.
Sitting on the jetty with an iced tea is one of my favorite past times.
(I posted about this exact thing on Sept 30, 2010.
Some things just never get old!)

But chances are, 
if you live in Port A you have access to a  boat.
Even some of the humblest of homes sport a boat in the driveway.

Some seem to be larger than the house they belong to.

The closeup of the side of this one shows the owner may have been a cowboy
before a sailor.
"No need for tack in the Gulf".

But when Jack and I dream, we dream BIG.
Why not?  It's just a dream, after all.
So we headed out the the marina to choose a boat to claim
as our own.
(For the picture, anyway.)

Jack really liked the looks of the Rebecca
and thought he'd look pretty sharp sitting high in one of those swivel captain seats.

Shoeless Joe and I took a shine to Port Afino
mainly because of the catchy name.
It also was a mighty fine looking boat.
And Shoeless could imagine how nice the wind would
feel blowing his silky ears as he sat on the deck.
Now, I know they say a boat is a hole in the water you throw money in,
but these are some SWEET holes, don't you think?
And it doesn't cost a dime to dream!

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