Andrew, Hannah, Sean, Theresa, and Carol. Hail, Hail, the gang's almost all here. (Absent: Jasper, Stephanie, and photo by John VI)
John and Carol arrive early at Galveston. We're met by White Ibis and Brown Ducks.
Black-necked Stilt foraging
A Great Egret studies us.
A female Grackle studies us as we eat our sack lunch.
Freighter, workboat, and Tanker
Sandwich Tern searching for food
Sandwich Tern diving for food
The Tanker Bowstar. 30,000 gross tons.
Crude oil Tanker Syra. 56,000 gross tons
Another Sandwich Tern in flight
The modern cruise sailing ship, Stad Amsterdam.
Closer look at the Stad Amsterdam
Black and White view of the Stad Amsterdam, Carol in foreground
Galveston Harbor's iconic Boy with Birds statue.
Panorama view of the Stad Amsterdam
Five triple deadeyes
A forest of ropes, each with its own purpose
Reefing one of the mainsails
More complex ropes
Stad Amsterdam's bowsprit carving
Stad Amsterdam, stern view
Evening on the beach by the hotel. Mother and daughter on the sand.
Frolicking in the surf
Amusement park pier near our hotel
Fun, scary ride. (Blow up to full size to see riders faces.)