NowI have lived on the Redwood Coast for 23 years, and firmly believe that old adage that says, "If you are lucky enough to live by the sea, you are lucky enough."
Last year I wrote about the section in my second book, where a ghost ship is discovered adrift in Uhrlin,
That mystery in Duffy Barkley: Seek Well was inspired by a couple Tall Ships which I have been lucky enough to see almost annually since 1998.
The Hawaiian Chieftain and The Lady Washington are beautiful, and dock here and do tours and stage mock battles and welcome school groups. And I love them. You may recognize the Lady from playing the Interceptor on the Pirates of the Caribbean or from a holodeck scene in Star Trek.
This year it was especially joyful to welcome them back, as they had to skip our harbor last spring after the Japanese tsunami destroyed all of our docks in March 2011.
I know this is my writing blog, but enough words. Let me show some pictures of the Ships
|Watching the mock battle cruise|
|My son works in the building on the dock|
|Hawaiian Chieftain passes Battery Poing Lighthouse|
|Crab boat in the foreground, Hawaiian Chieftain in the middle|
|The Lady is Movie Star Lovely|
|The Chieftain's helm is a wheel|
|My pirate loving son in 1998|
|Me and son in 1998 see ships in Old Town Eureka, CA|
|The Lady's Helm is not a wheel, both my boys steering|