Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy New Year - 2016!

Glad to see the end of 2015.

A year filled with tremendous highs, and the most recent low, the unexpected passing of my Production Assistant, GingerSnap. The apartment is really silent without her.

As for the highs of 2015, getting to see one of the most significant marine technology master pieces, the Dockwise Vanguard and her sister, Blue Marlin. As I wrote in a previous post, go figure the chances of seeing not one, but the top two heavy haulers in little old Port Angeles!

I first got wind of the Vanguard back in 2013, and became fascinated with the concept of a ship being able to master such heavy deck loads, and travel vast distances, without flipping over.

As to New Year's resolutions —  I say, if you want to change some aspect of your personality or behaviors, just do it! For example, dropped from 243# (17 stone) to 209#! (15 stone) this year! It was not a resolution for 2015; began paying attention to my eating habits, especially portion control!

Featured photo: Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited #14, 4-6-0, Baldwin Locomotive Works 1884. Union Bay, Vancouver Island, September 4, 1960.

Learned I could not properly start a fire in the firebox, and damn near died from shoveling coal after about 5 minutes!

Thank you for your continued support!

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Eric said...

May 2016 be a dam site better than 2015 (to paraphrase Colonel Potter on M*A*S*H). Great post and great to be along for the ride, Robert!

Marian Ann Love said...

Wishing you a very Happy New Year my friend! 2016 has to get better for all of us! :)

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