5/11/2009

PICS FORTHCOMING

Had quite the full weekend with Seattle Maritime Festival and Mother's Day back-to-back.

Hubby and I were invited to spend a day on a tug boat owned by Crowley Marine. A friend of ours works for the company and was able to get us spots on one of their tugs, the Protector.

Every year, the Seattle Maritime Festival is held to celebrate the marine as industry, rather than just fun. They have a boat parade, Coast Guard rescue demonstrations, Survival Suit races, boat building, clam chowder competitions, and the tug boat races in Elliott Bay. Hubby's a big fan of tug boats, so he was really excited to have a chance to ride on one.

Crowley had one of their tugs entered in the race, the Hunter. It was dubbed "The Fastest Tug in Puget Sound" and it did not disappoint, despite holding a boat full of people. While we were not on the racing tug, we got a great view and avoided getting sprayed while our tug demonstrated its water cannon capabilities. It was a fun day on the water and the weather was great - sunny and clear. It wasn't the warmest, but this is Seattle and not Summer yet, so what can you expect?

I took lots of pictures but haven't uploaded them yet. I'll get them up soon, I promise, but I'm still quite exhausted. We hosted our parents for a Mother's Day dinner, and despite me keeping it casual with the meal, it's still tiring.

I could use a nap.

1 comment:

Auburn Kat said...

That would be fun to go on a tug boat!!