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12/31/17

Rammed And Rubbed

Adventure Location:  Port Aransas, Texas
Adventure Date: 12/26/17

The OFM was worn down by 2017 and plans to fight back to great form during 2018. We saw some ferry bumpers that looked like the shape he is in. These are thick steel cylinders that are hung around the pilings to protect the pilings from damage when the ferry rams the piling group. A piling group is known as a dolphin.



This one is located right next to the docking equipment and we would expect it to get banged around. That is the rub rail of the adjacent ferry in the background.


This one is out at the channel. The ferry ought to be under full control by the time it gets to this point in the trip. However you can see that it still gets rammed a good bit.

As mentioned in a previous blog entry, 2018 is planned to be a year of less planning and lots less of sitting in one spot for very long, except for July through September which is Grandkids time. We will be in Decatur for that time. Where we plan on a major bit of trying to have tooooo much with the grandkids.
                  HAPPY NEW YEAR

13 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you, Barney, May 2018 be a great year. And may those migraines forget where you are!

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  2. Happy New Year!! Barney,I hope 2018 is a year of too much fun!!

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  3. Happy New Year to you and all your readers!

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    1. Wow Ms Belinda, you've got a LOT better picture than I do! :-)

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  4. I'd like to wish you the best New Year ever Barney!

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  5. Always enjoy traveling along with you through your blogs. Like Roy Rodgers used to sing, "Happy trails to you".

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  6. Happy New Year Barney, enjoy your new adventures in 2018.

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  7. Wishing you safe, healthy and happy travels in 2018!

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  8. Wishing you and your family a Safe, Healthy, Happy New Year of having tooooo much fun.

    It's about time.

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  9. Happy New Year 2018 !!!

    May they be pain free and full of adventure!

    I started the New year by sending an application for a rescue dog. He is in MN now but came from Hurricane torn Texas.

    I bet Barney knows what breed............don't tell.

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  10. I hope 2018 is an excellent year for you and yours!

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  11. Have a safe, healthy and happy 2018 so you can have toooo much fun and we can follow along.

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