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Conclusion of the BAILEY BOB Adventure November 20, 2016

Filed under: BAILEYBOB,Blue Belle,Boating — Janet @ 10:43 pm

bailey-bob  This is the Bailey Bob in Essex.  You can just see a tiny edge of the Blue Belle, his neighbor’s boat.  The Bailey Bob is now docked in Palm Beach Florida.  The Blue Belle is all wrapped up in storage for the winter in Portland Connecticut.

img_1551  Here we are with son Andrew supervised by son David taking the Blue Belle from Essex upriver to Portland.  This was back when I visited in Glastonbury at the end of October.  At least I got to share some of the boating experience.  Now I have a hankering to share the trip south.  I wonder where David will store his boat for the winter next year.


Trip to Essex July 2, 2016

Filed under: Blue Belle,Essex Connecticut — Janet @ 2:11 pm

IMG_0513  on the little ferry to get out to the island where the boat is moored

IMG_0507  on Blue Bell out of Essex




Another wonderful day revisiting and exploring familiar sites near Glastonbury Connecticut.  Essex is about 45 minutes drive away and we’ve done it many times.  We had a lovely day with lunch at Griswold Inn and then a cruise up the river and back.  Always a treat.  This area is so steeped in history.   I’m eager to learn more.

The picture below is from  a game park in southern Africa – an encounter between 2 types of storks – credit to a blog I follow, A Bushsnob in Africa.

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I’ll add more pictures and  information when I get back to Seattle – I’m back and some pictures have been added to the original post.