Herself: Had a wonderful time tho was partially stationary. My hip had a tendency to dump me.
Reading: Newest Fr. Tim.
Balance: Off. Both yesterday and today struggling with new programs to show the pictures and videos.
Synopsis: Geeeee-zer’s page says it all. Two ships sail out into the bay, shoot at each other, and sail home again.
A choice of guns. Not cannons but guns. The carriage is the difference. The captain told us as he gave us the initial run down that if we called them cannons, we would have to buy a round for the crew. Below left is the captain telling all; below right the First Mate waits, watching carefully, before calling the orders out to the crew.
Us landlubbers were given a chance to haul a line or two. Left, G in action, and right, the pros heave on the line.
Boom, indeed. Add the charge, add the primer, light the 6 inch gun, and Boom.
Then you have to clean out the bore of the gun. They have all sorts of tools hanging easy to hand. Scrape, dip in the water…all done while hanging overboard.
The bay was crowded with an armada of watchers. From huge tour boats, to tiny little racing craft, as well as the tall America’s Cup boat the Stars and Strips and her once competitor the Abracadabra.