Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Watery Wednesday

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My photos this week aren't of the best quality as they are scans of pretty old photos I took several years ago. I was on the other side of the Potomac in Virginia, looking at the city of Washington DC. The top photo shows the dinner cruise boat that I have always wanted to go on, especially at night-time. The one below shows a pleasure craft cruising up the river at pretty high speed. I hope he slowed down as the police patrol boats might have stopped him and given him a speeding ticket. I know this for a fact as a friend took us out on his years ago and his excuse to the officer after being stopped was that he was trying to get ahead of the yacht race taking place. Only problem was his wake was causing a problem for the yachts, that's what he was told anyhow. Personally I remember feeling some relief as I was getting very nervous hanging on for dear life and had visions of somersaulting backwards out of the boat. I think my eyes were as wide as saucers at the time and was so glad to see that patrol boat match our speed and tell our friend to pull over. That policeman had a silent signal of appreciation from me.

26 comments:

  1. Speedboats are never an enjoyment for me.
    Great shots - especially the second with the monument in the background!

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  2. Have to agree with Carletta! I prefer a rowing-boat! :) But nice pictures!

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  3. Carletta and Valkyrien, I agree with both of you. I haven't been in a speed boat since. That day cured my curiosity. Give me a rowing boat any day.

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  4. I've never been on a boat but would love to be on one of those larger ones. Looks like fun. Great photo. =)

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  5. I too favour the second shot. I love to watch boats, but get sea sick when I am on them!!!

    Gill

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  6. Nice post!
    Every time that I take some kind of boat I think that I could die! wowww I'm so afraid of water because I don`t know how to swim! okay...It`s my shame ...I must take some lessons!
    Kind Regards,
    Léia :-)

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  7. Kathy, yes I am looking forward to going on it one day. Maybe I will drop a hint for my birthday ;)

    Gill, sometimes I have a nausea and sometimes I don't. However, I still love being on boats, but slow ones :)

    Léia, truth be told, I don't swim either, at least not very well.

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  8. Hmmm...I've always been on a boat,it's one of the means here in going to one island to another though there are planes available, sometimes taking a boat is more fun.

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  9. Denise, do take a cruise on the Dandy...it's great, as are the "Spirit" boats.

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  10. I would love to be in this boat, looks there's much fun.

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  11. One Buddhess, I enjoyed traveling via a ferry between islands years ago when I visited the north west of America. It is a wonderful way to get around.

    Helen, I certainly will, thank you for the encouragement.

    Today's Blah, maybe I'll get on that boat yet.

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  12. I enjoyed your reminiscences, Denise. I hope you get to go on the dinner cruise one day, but here's something to think about. Usually those are not known so much for good food as for the views -- so eat somewhere else first!

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  13. Row row row my boat SLOWLY!
    Aloha-

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  14. I'm about the same as you on water Denise. Love to look at it though, in all it's forms - great to see your shots and like the second one best. A x

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  15. Dinner on that boat looks like a good idea.

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  16. I've never been on a speedboat. Now I think I'll stick to something slower... like a Cruise ship maybe.

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  17. The Right Blue, I will have to remember that. The last dinner cruise I went on was a whale watching trip and I didn't want to go below to eat, might have missed that whale!

    Cloudia, I love slow boats, you take in more that way.

    MagicEye, thank you.

    Strawberry Jam Anne, I have always been drawn to water.

    Diane, I will have to let you know if we ever go on there. I hope we will.

    Kay, a cruise ship sounds lovely.

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  18. I like your pictures, with a different view of Washington DC. I haven't been on many boats, seems like a speedboat could be scary. Good to know that officers will pull over boats going too fast.

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  19. Looked classical to me, but very interesting.
    I took a speed boat for my last trip to an island almost 15 years ago. It was fun and I miss those days..
    Have a great week!!!

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  20. Now I wonder .. what about Nina is dandy

    Great shots

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  21. We live by a river that flows into Lake Michigan, the boats are not supposed to speed until they reach the lake, but you always have the ones that are speedsters and the Coast Guard are always stopping them. I like your photos, I bet you were afraid, glad you do not fall out of the boat.

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  22. Nice shots. I've always wanted to do a dinner cruise too. I'm with you on the speed boats. I don't like then then stand bouncing on the water. Can we say sea sick?

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  23. That's quite the place to go for dinner!

    Canoes and kayaks for me! I have NO ides why some people need to speed.

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  24. Beautiful photos.
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