Sunday, January 24, 2021

WELL IT HAPPENED...ONE OF THE TWO BAYFIELD FISHING BOATS HAS PARTIALLY SUNK!!

In Saturday's post, I had a couple photos of two Bayfield fishing boats tied up to a dock with river ice around them.  I expressed a thought saying I was surprised to see them still there with ice forming.  Ice can puncture boat hulls, and so it did to one of the two boats.  This morning that boat named 'Last Time' was half sunk still tethered to the dock.  I think if it had not been tied up it may have totally sunk unless by chance it is resting on the river bottom.  I have no idea how deep the water is there.  Going back to the photo I took of that boat Saturday morning and comparing it to the other fishing boat there I believe it may have already slowly been taking on water Saturday morning when I took that picture of it.

THE ABOVE BOAT IS OKAY AND NOTICE THE EVEN BLUE BOTTOM SECTION ABOVE THE WATERLINE FROM FRONT TO BACK....NOW NOTICE THE BOAT BELOW AND HOW THE BLUE WATER LINE IS NOT VISIBLE FROM BOW TO STERN....I THINK THIS FISHING BOAT WAS ALREADY IN TROUBLE SATURDAY MORNING BUT I DIDN'T NOTICE IT AT THE TIME UNTIL I COMPARED THE TWO PHOTOS TONIGHT

 AND HERE IT IS NOW
 DRIVING AROUND TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER I COULD SMELL DIESEL FUEL AS WE APPROACHED THE BOAT AND I NOTICED LEAKING FUEL IN THE WATER
YEP, THERE'S WATER IN THE BOAT ALRIGHT

 KELLY TAKES A PICTURE WITH HER CELL PHONE
 WELL I GUESS I DON'T HAVE TO TELL YOU WHO THAT LOCAL HAYSEED IS
At first light, I was encouraged to see a bit of color showing through our pine trees along the eastern horizon.  Didn't see any tree branches moving so that of course meant no wind to drive our 19F temps even lower.  With that chunk of encouragement stuffed tightly in my pocket, Pheebs and I headed out the door.  Our cloudy sky even seemed a tad brighter than usual.  Having been into Bayfield the previous few mornings it was time for a change of direction so it was off to Goderich we ventured.  Our usual route down around the harbor netted a few photos of ice forming along the shoreline.  It wasn't long and we were on our way home again.

 ALMOST LOOKS LIKE WE ARE LIVING ON THE CANADIAN PRAIRIES HERE

 ICE IS FORMING ALONG THE SHORELINE
 GODERICH'S HARBOR ENTRANCE IS TO THE EXTREME RIGHT
Aside from slipping down to Bayfield's harbor a couple of times today for some photos of the soggy fishing boat it turned out to be an inside afternoon.  Because of our cold temps, I started our rig up and let it run for a bit.  No chance of going anywhere but I cleaned all the snow off the windshield anyway.  A slight psychological lift I'd say.
 HAD TO SLOW DOWN FOR A BATCH OF WILD ROAD TURKEYS
 GOOD THING THESE FELLAS HAVE THEIR SNOW TIRES ON

GROANER'S CORNER:((There was life before the computer::

An application was for employment
A program was a TV show

A cursor used profanity
A keyboard was a piano!

Memory was something that you lost with age
A CD was a bank account!

And if you had a broken disk,
It would hurt when you found out!

Compress was something you did to garbage
Not something you did to a file

And if you unzipped anything in public
You'd be in jail for awhile!

Log on was adding wood to a fire
Hard drive was a long trip on the road

A mouse pad was where a mouse lived
And a backup happened to your commode!

Cut--you did with a pocket knife
Paste you did with glue

A web was a spider's home
And a virus was the flu!

I guess I'll stick to my pad and paper
And the memory in my head

I hear nobody's been killed in a computer crash
But when it happens they wish they were dead!
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4 comments:

  1. I agree with your deduction about it taking on water the day before. It might have had a leak that was painted over but since cold metal tends to shrink that would open the gap. I'm curious if anyone notified the authorities so the could suck up the Diesel to stop it from polluting the Water.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the trip to London.

    It's about time.

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  2. Oh brrr. Thanks for braving the weather. Sad to see the boat like that; I know nothing about boats, but perhaps some foresight could have prevented this? And kind of a sad name, the Last Time.

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  3. We saw this on the news last night and I was looking forward to your first hand pictures. I didn't realize the name until your photos. I agree with JudithK, but hopefully it isn't the LAST TIME>

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  4. Oh no! Somebody's going to be a little upset!

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