Date: 26 November 2021. Turtle Time.
Turtles are special to me. I have
loved them for practically forever. At one time friends called me
"Turtle" as a nickname. The sands of time have erased why though...
In any event, turtles are cool. I like them a lot and recently added
two new ones to my boat.
Let me first share with you a great
picture Island Time sent over of a turtle they encountered.
Years ago when at
a festival in Carrabelle, Florida I bought a turtle portlight
sun-catcher from Rita of Washed Ashore. Hers was of high quality,
made of glass, and all these years later it is as bright and
beautiful as the day I purchased it.
I bought this ↑
from Rita for Seaweed. Her contact information was
You met Rita in the
Portlight Privacy (at Carrabelle
Riverfront Festival) article. She was one of the vendors.
At Christmastime I bring out a new
addition to the galley.
Many may remember that I decorate
for each season and holiday via dish towels. Though initially I went
with the Dollar Tree towels, I do prefer "tea towels" that are
cotton. Cotton towels are more absorbent. The turtle dishtowel was
from a special luncheon of four ladies described in the article
Spinners restaurant in St. Pete, a rooftop
Turtles in the wild are so interesting to watch.
Baby created her own turtle at the
beach years ago.
I remember making castles and
forts in the sand when I was younger.
I'm not the only one fascinated by
turtles. Peaches was quite taken with a gopher turtle one afternoon.
Peaches belongs to Cap'n Noel on the pontoon boat Party Time.
Gopher turtles are
land dwellers. I prefer the ocean going variety.
I am not the only boater with a fascination for
turtles. Irene on Katja bought this:
Like many, Irene enjoys art shows. Supporting local artists is often
a priority for cruisers.
As you can see, I am rather fond of turtles, especially small ones.
I love that I can display turtles in unexpected places.
Two new additions are now in my
I found these two solid brass drawer pulls on eBay.
Now they are decorating my galley locker.
If you are curious, the original
fix for my locker staying shut did not last forever. I told you
about that in the
Locker Latch Alignment
vignette back in 2015. A small bungee cord currently holds the
locker doors closed.
Of course using a
bungee cord is not ideal. This is indeed boat life on a budget.
Sometimes the Perfect solution doesn't work out quite so well long
term. In the meantime, when I am *waked the locker contents stay in
*waked: the motion
that happens when a boat rocks due to the waves caused by another
boat going by.
In addition to the turtles I spent
an outrageous amount ($12) for a single octopus:
Though costly, I love the octopus too. It adds a nice
nautical touch to my silverware drawer.
It is the many
relatively minor items that make a boat more than just a hole in the
water into which to dump money. These touches help make Seaweed
home. They give me pleasure. So too does Seaweed. You have no idea
how happy I am to be aboard her. Seaweed is my shelter, my home, and
my safe spot. I am indeed fortunate.
Little things like the gift of a
succulent, and a couple of aloe plants continue to give me pleasure.
This time of the year, Thanksgiving in America, I hope all of you
can remember the people who have made your life special.
Thanks to S/V Island Time for the turtle pictures.
I must admit that folks commenting
on my articles have more than one time put a smile on my face.
Thanks for being a part of my world. And thank you again for
I'd love to hear what your favorite sea creature is.
And, if you ever made a sand sculpture on the beach what did you create?
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