Totally Tug (boating) Time…

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We have to start with a shot of our flag… She is so beautiful hanging on anything…

So, you just went to a seminar where one of the most talked about bar Captains gives a presentation and speech in Coos Bay, Oregon…

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You are impressed at the immense amount of knowledge and the sheer volume of danger the captain has on his job.

What to do next?

How about touring on one of the many tug boats he pilots on his dangerous mission of moving massive water craft in and out of the bays up and down the Oregon coast… Sounds like a plan to me. Here are some photos from our visit to the tug boat in Coos Bay today…and to one of the tugs he is the captain of.

Our heritage...love to see this hanging from our ships in the bay.
Our heritage…love to see this hanging from our ships in the bay.
Is this the park brake?
Is this the park brake?
On the top deck.
On the top deck.
The big climb.
The big climb.
Heather coming up.
Heather coming up.
He said sea said?
He said sea said?
Heather in the upper right of the picture. A huge tug boat...
Heather in the upper right of the picture. A huge tug boat…
Heather again.
Heather again.
Almost there...
Almost there…

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1969...old but very reliable.
1969…old but very reliable.
Now THAT's an engine.
Now THAT’s an engine.
Aren't they cute?
Aren’t they cute?
So cute..
So cute..
Galley ho!
Galley ho!
Onward Captain!!!
Onward Captain!!!

After the “tour” of the tug boat we went a few feet to the floating “fish-n-chips” restaurant that is actually part of the dock. We had some awesome food there. The owner explained the clam gathering process (he uses diving gear) and gave us details on his cooking. He told us he is the only licensed commercial clam diver in Oregon.

Dave digging da chips and fish...
Dave digging da chips and fish…
The floating restaurant.
The floating restaurant.
Dave was trying to hide when he got the food bill...
Dave was trying to hide when he got the food bill…

 

Some of the best food we have had in Coos Bay for sure. While we were eating a couple we met on Friday at the O’ Pilot (book) presentation strolled in… That’s why we are attracted to small towns. You see some of the same smiling faces again and again. Here is a picture of them (we asked first) as they toured the tug boat:

Our Coos Bay friends.
Our Coos Bay friends.

It was a great day indeed…

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