Hello, I'm Henry.  

Welcome aboard my blog's home. 

If you come along with me, you'll become acquainted with my motley mates and faithful crew:

Experiences, Sightings, Observations, Impressions, Ideas, Reflections, Remembrances, Insights and Commentary.

They, after all, have accompanied me for as long as I can recall. Their tenure has helped me turn my tiller, fill my sails, and transport me over seas to distant lands. Maybe if you take the time to get to know them, a few will do the same for you.

Click this way and scroll along if you please...Enjoy your stay.   

Short Waterfront Encounters

Short Waterfront Encounters

Ten-word observations from my two weeks anchored in Nassau Harbor

 Sunrises beckon  Mystique  and me eastward towards the Exuma Cays.

Sunrises beckon Mystique and me eastward towards the Exuma Cays.

 Sirens blare day night the Nassau restless, unrested and unarrested.

Sirens blare day night the Nassau restless, unrested and unarrested.

 Tour boats cruise harbor narrating Bahamian bests as they pass.

Tour boats cruise harbor narrating Bahamian bests as they pass.

 "Sea Providence" passenger shouts we're too close for his comfort.

"Sea Providence" passenger shouts we're too close for his comfort.

 Dawning lobstermen / fishermen rev their engines, send their waves waking. 

Dawning lobstermen / fishermen rev their engines, send their waves waking. 

 City-size cruise ships collect without collisions on the western end.

City-size cruise ships collect without collisions on the western end.

 Nassau firestorm sunset signals, celebrates light-torches our return from Eleuthera.

Nassau firestorm sunset signals, celebrates light-torches our return from Eleuthera.

 Clint relaxes getting money's worth during our $5.00 dinghy docking

Clint relaxes getting money's worth during our $5.00 dinghy docking

 Skiff racer slips by  Mystique  back to her nightly mooring near bridge

Skiff racer slips by Mystique back to her nightly mooring near bridge

 

Narrating tours: Blue Lagoon, Parasail, Booze Cruise, Power Adventures, catamarans

 

Chitawas, a 12-year old Nassauian, calls my yellow Kayak "Banana"

 Mechanic Russell Martin comes aboard, cleans  Mystique's  starboard engine head. 

Mechanic Russell Martin comes aboard, cleans Mystique's starboard engine head. 

 Like Chesapeake log canoes, hiking boards keep this craft balance.

Like Chesapeake log canoes, hiking boards keep this craft balance.

 Sunset ends Sunday races for one of 5-6 Bahamian skiffs.

Sunset ends Sunday races for one of 5-6 Bahamian skiffs.

 

 

 Oblivious jet skiers race by like bug, gnat, mosquito nuisances.

Oblivious jet skiers race by like bug, gnat, mosquito nuisances.

 An Opti junior sailing class; their coach blows tacking whistle.

An Opti junior sailing class; their coach blows tacking whistle.

 Harbor police board another vessel after checking my cruising papers.

Harbor police board another vessel after checking my cruising papers.

 Docked on shore leave, she waits like faithful inflatable side kick.

Docked on shore leave, she waits like faithful inflatable side kick.

 Unusually calm scene, only temporary as the pulse beats waves.

Unusually calm scene, only temporary as the pulse beats waves.

 Westerly threatening storm clouds move in more billowing than bluster.

Westerly threatening storm clouds move in more billowing than bluster.

 Nassau's east end anchor / shore, sunriseWest lights brighten the calm. 

Nassau's east end anchor / shore, sunriseWest lights brighten the calm. 

 West ends it's day painting Nassau's sky a brilliant display.

West ends it's day painting Nassau's sky a brilliant display.

Short Shore Conversations

Short Shore Conversations

 Piece of Work

Piece of Work