Ghost Ship

When I got up this morning, it seemed pretty cold so I looked at the thermometer. 48 degrees. Okay. I sashayed down to the beach in my bare feet like I always do. The air was colder than the water so there was mist above the water all over the bay, partially obscuring my view of the shipping channel. I was walking along thinking “my feet are FREEZING” and trying to figure out if I could get frostbite at 48 degrees and experimenting to see if walking in the water would actually be warmer than walking on the sand.

I looked up and out toward the shipping channel and spied a ghost ship gliding out of the mists in the unmistakable shape of The Edward L. Ryerson, I didn’t even need binoculars to recognize it:

An all time favorite boat of many people, including my brother and Grandroobly, and for a moment, I almost wondered who was in the pilot house. 😉 The Ryerson has been out of service for a few years but, at the beginning of the summer, Pete told me that they were going to run it again this year. This was my first sighting. And for me, it’s the last boat of the season. Goodbye until next summer.

Now, excuse me while I go thaw out my feet. Turns out, I had looked at the *indoor* thermometer this morning. The *outdoor* thermometer read 36! Bare feet? Yeah!

5 Responses to “Ghost Ship”

  1. sam Says:

    High of 84° predicted for Hotlanta today, and no Ryerson, and the red lights tend to come with cover charges or sirens. Sigh.

  2. l4827 Says:

    So how did the experiment work out? Is the sand colder than the water? 🙂
    (“Cold feet?” — What does GG have to say about that? :-))

  3. kayak woman Says:

    The sand *was* colder than the water but the net effect was numb ice cube feet. A kayaker’s rule of thumb is that if the air temperature plus the water temperature is less than 120 degrees Fahrenheit, you need a wetsuit. Needless to say, I did not kayak this morning.

  4. Pooh Says:

    Time to break out those Trek XXL Color 155 (Beach colors) socks and walk the beach. Tevas optional!
    But of course, now you’re back in A2. Sigh.

    How are your classes going?

  5. kayak woman Says:

    Alas, not quite done with sock #1 yet…

    Classes fun but will be intense.