Tuesday, January 27, 2009

This and that

There goes Helena.  Everyday she does her walk starting at 5:30 AM.  She goes around the block which in her case is this...

A total of two miles.  She is 76 years old and has been doing this walk for 35 years!!

I took this photo this morning as a gas price reference. 
And this shot of me coming down the 121 stairs!  You may be happy to know I have ordered a tripod and a camera with a higher ISO!

I happened to spot this out my mother-in-law's window yesterday morning.  It looks like a huge portable container crane of some sort heading south on Puget Sound.


  1. Wow! What a view from the house.

  2. It's hard to believe but that is how those cranes are shipped from Korea or whichever Asian country built them. They will be moved to land. They look so top heavy I would never have thought it was possible to ship them like that but this is how they arrive in Vancouver too.

  3. Thanks Wayne. I didn't think it could possibly be a portable crane station. How would you keep the ship from rolling when they picked up a container!

    It is hard to see in the photo but the crane arms extent many feet out above the starboard side of the ship!!

  4. Great pics, as usual. I've watched the new cranes come into SF Bay headed for the port of Oakland that way too. That load happened to be made in China The one I remember was when they had to match the tide as it only cleared the Bay Bridge at low tide and then with less than a foot. Ten o'clock news had a cool video showing them going under the Bay Bridge with a guy up on top the crane reaching out and touching the bottom of the Bay Bridge as they went under.

    BTW, what kind of camera did you order, bro? Did you move to a DSLR or maybe the SX10? Inquiring minds want to know!

    Computer stable these days?

    Big Guy

  5. I'm surprised to see any activity in the container business right now, having read somewhere that the price of shipping is at or near zero... nonetheless, a neat shot.