Monday, December 10, 2007

How I spent last Saturday evening

Last Saturday evening while half of our country was out feverishly Christmas shopping, Mr. Pop and I were onboard the tall ship, Denis Sullivan, taking a sunset cruise. It was a complimentary occasion by invitation only. How did we get so lucky? Beats me. Seems the lady who organized the event used to be an employee at Mr. Pop’s lab.

The second and third picture are shots taken onboard the ship.

During the cruise we saw numerous shorebirds, several dolphin gliding through the water and as we were approaching the dock on our return, a curious manatee surfaced to see what was going on.

It was so nice to leave the hustle bustle behind, not think about the woes of the world, and just enjoy the beauty and peace of the natural world. It was a time for healing the soul. It was lovely.


Blogger Distributorcap said...


what a nice way to spend saturday evening

December 10, 2007 2:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds wonderful. Beats the heck out of Saturday night at the mall.

December 10, 2007 2:47 AM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

Great looking sailboat! ; )

What's a Mall? ; (

December 10, 2007 3:14 AM  
Blogger FranIAm said...

Well I was not at the mall on Saturday and have curiously managed to avoid it almost completely.

However, I also was not on a sailboat watching shorebirds and dolphins.

What is that white stuff outside of my window? Not just snow today, but an ice storm too!

Thanks for mental moment vacation here today.

December 10, 2007 3:43 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

what a gift you rec'd from Mr Pop's coworker! An eve out with your honey,a ship, warm blowing breexes & free!

December 10, 2007 5:38 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...


December 10, 2007 5:44 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

Oh the lives of the fortunate, even if for a short time, you hit paydirt.

December 10, 2007 5:57 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Looks lovely and I would have loved to be along. I just love sailing ships and the bigger the better. I was in Boston when the Tall Ships came in there and it was breathtaking.

December 10, 2007 6:17 AM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

That does look lovely. My Saturday and Sunday were ridiculous...and today is looking to be more of the same. This reminds me that I need to take a time out and just enjoy life for a short time, just take a breath.


December 10, 2007 6:52 AM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

Now this is what I call an awesome way to spend a pre-Christmas Saturday evening! Like you, I was busy not-shopping Saturday night. I left the malls to the capable hands of frantic holiday shoppers and just enjoyed a quiet evening...not nearly as lovely as yours, but it did the trick for me!

I hope the manatee stayed out of harm's way!

December 10, 2007 7:05 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

What a beautiful way to spend a Saturday night. Getting out and seeing the beauty of the world is a great way to balance out politics, and be reminded of the things that need protecting.

December 10, 2007 7:16 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

i loves me some tall ships. missed out on that whole era. i would have fit right in (although if there really is reincarnation maybe i didn't miss out. maybe i'm just missing my old life)

December 10, 2007 8:26 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

aaahh, to be on a boat. *sigh*

December 10, 2007 10:28 AM  
Blogger Josie said...

What an absolutely perfect way to spend a Saturday evening!

Lucky you! It sounded wonderful.

December 10, 2007 2:05 PM  
Blogger Colonel Colonel said...

That sounds like a wonderful and unforgettable experience, and a great early Xmas present to yourself!

December 10, 2007 2:17 PM  
Blogger Forty Paws said...

Wow! What a nice little boat there. That sounds like a lovely evening excursion.

December 10, 2007 3:05 PM  
Blogger Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

That is so cool! I dream of going on one of those ships.

December 10, 2007 5:48 PM  
Blogger Mommi Tutu said...

Sounds absolutely perfect!

December 10, 2007 6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, that beats my hand of hanging christmas ornaments on a freezing Saturday PM in the L.I burbs of NYC. Sounds like it was a Bon Voyage.

December 10, 2007 7:51 PM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

Looks wonderful! I'm so happy yu had such a nice time!

December 10, 2007 9:04 PM  
Blogger Aaron A. said...


December 10, 2007 9:13 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

Several lifetimes ago, I lived on a yacht, one I built myself, for eighteen months. In my study I have four model sailing ships plus a showcase of knots.

Though I'm far from the ocean I still remember the joy of the boat heeling under a stiff easterly, the spray in my face. Memories...

Wish I could've been with you Patricia. Cheers.

December 10, 2007 10:20 PM  
Blogger TaraDharma said...

i love that you had a chance to get away from it all...i love being out on the water!

December 11, 2007 10:56 AM  
Blogger TaraDharma said...

i love that you had a chance to get away from it all...i love being out on the water!

December 11, 2007 10:56 AM  
Blogger Batocchio said...

Sure, rub it in! ;-)

Must have been lovely.

December 11, 2007 3:33 PM  

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