We didn’t do anything really

We didn’t do anything really

October 25, 2018 Thursday   Dog River Marina, Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL     0 nautical miles

30°34’05.1″N 88°05’32.5″W
30.568088, -88.092370
Elevation: -2 feet

Mary spent the morning catching up the blog. Dale was more industrial.

Dog River Marina, Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL – Dale splicing a loop to make an anchor bridle. (more on anchor bridles in a future post)

Courtesy Car

When ever the courtesy car is available… WE TAKE IT.  Today we quickly cruised part of downtown Mobile the two hours we had it. (30 minute there/30 minutes back = look around for 1 hour 🙂 )

Mobile, AL – Mardi Gras Park in for ground. Buildings left to right:
~Christ Church Cathedral – In 1906 a major hurricane swept through the Mobile area and the storm crashed the original steeple through the roof, destroying both in the process. A new steeple was installed in April, 2017. 100+ years later.
~Mobile Government Plaza – City,County Administration Building. It’s supposed to look like a boat. Not sure if it does…..
~Mobile County Offices – Voter Registration, Licensing Commission, Probate Court
Mobile, AL – Mardi Gras Park – Two of the statues rimming the park
Mobile, AL – Fort Charlotte (Conde) – Left to right: old fort rubble, new fort, RSA Battle House Tower, Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel and the rest I don’t know.

Good Bye to Friends

It has been fun traveling with our friends.  Alas, we must go different directions.  Hopefully we will catch up down the loop.

A toast to friendship! We all go different directions tomorrow morning. Mary, GOOD LIFE Steve and Diana, Kayak Steve (FB: kayak ‘the great loop’ -paddle with steve)

From the Brits

Honeymoon – was the month after a wedding, when the bride’s father would give the groom all the mead he wanted. Mead is a honey beer while the Babylon calendar was a lunar calendar. The Babylonians started calling the month the “honey month”.

Fortnight – The Germanic ancestors of our English language counted the passing of time in terms of nights rather than days as we do in many modern civilizations. their name for a period of two weeks was feowertyne niht, or ‘fourteen night.’ This term was in use well before 1000 CE in Old English.  It was progressively shortened (and the spelling of night modernized) to fortnight in the 17th century.


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