Bowsprite: A New York Harbor Sketchbook

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Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2014/03/04

Tugster: “What’s wrong with us?”

indeed. Why are we here? why are we not back in New Orleans?! damn fools.

mississippi

Two years ago, we went. We watched tugs and ships. We stalked shipyards. We ate beignets. I pulled a few strokes in the Mississippi, by Algiers (but did not put my head in the water. There IS a limit to a gal’s love.)

Sigh, it beckons still. Wishing we were there. Hello, there Friends!

And! should you not be one of the lucky ones with a tug to run to, there is an app to help you find a head: airpnp, where the savvy businessfolks even tell you that there is all day happy hour at Capedeville.

happy Binche, KarnevalFastnachtFaschingMartedí Grasso. Carne Vale, vaguely for “so long & goodbye to meat.” Goodbye Joe, me gotta go, me oh my-oh!…me gotta go pole the pirogue down the bayou…!

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  1. tugster said, on 2014/03/04 at 17:07

    There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man.
    — Aristotle

    and it’s a smart person who goes into that corner as needed, but staying in this icebox of the northeast . . . we should be far south where mardi gras shuts down workplaces!!

  2. mageb said, on 2014/03/05 at 22:39

    Yes, there is. You delight me.

  3. Rembert said, on 2014/03/06 at 05:29

    You don´t want to see other people and other people don´t want to see you: Monologue day.

    New Orleans? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH-_9cwdLug

    Yes, it´s the day after. Me oh my – oh, oh, oh… These days would be crammed with memories, if we were able to remember anything at all… Who am I and why not simply a bottle of Champagne?

    Dying away with a last “Kölle Alaaaaf”.

  4. bluebrightly said, on 2014/03/06 at 12:09

    I can imagine you’d be pining for those days about now…hope that was the last bad storm for the northeast. I love the way you put the map and drawings together – you’re such a good designer!

  5. Bill Whalen said, on 2014/03/06 at 18:57

    For my penance — alas, Fat Tuesday revelry — I had to spend 2 hours in the water installing SPIRIT’s rudder. Hot coffee with a taste of Irish (no beignet) for a reward. Oh, it was warmer in the water than out… see; https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1/1781969_630274727042415_411509118_n.jpg


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