The guys on the boat are starting to talk. Joking at first, I think they are starting to get serious. “fuckin’ new guy” (FNG), “Brought that northern weather with him”. Yeah it’s true, the last week it seems winter has arrived in the Gulf off Mexico. Temperatures this past weekend in the 30’s, and this morning it is much the same. Cold temps and rain, at least the 20 knot breeze is out of the south. I can only hope the breeze stays there, I could go for some warm Caribbean air.
I can’t complain though, yesterday was beautiful, and easy going. We loaded some casing, and then had to go find a place to hide for a few hours while the Fast Skipper got under the crane. We went over to heavy lift in Halliburton slip and I got to drive the boat some more; put her on the dock. It felt good, really starting to get a handle on the boat, her weight and ulstein z-drives. while we were tied up there I snapped a couple pictures, not the best quality still trying to figure out the new camera a bit.
Looking inbound at the Halliburton Slip, C-Port 2 to the left, Martin slip to the right. Just coming into frame is the Fast Goliath, one of Chouest’s 180′ “Crew Boats”. Farther down on the right side is Katrina Morrison’s boat, Kobe Chouest a first gen 280.
The below tug is one of Harvey’s Monsters, 16000 HP.