Monday, December 01, 2008

just some pics

Saturday...
we went on a seal watch
Newport, RI


Rose Island Lighthouse
we went on a tour..
"Rose Island was used during World Wars I and II
as part of the Navy Torpedo Station where explosives were stored.
After World War II this use ceased and the island
(except for the Lighthouse) was declared surplus by the Government."



"Inhabitants of Narragansett Bay from October through April.
Each fall, harbor seals migrate south from Maine and the Atlantic Provinces
of Canada following their prey to the warmer waters and protected harbors
of Narragansett Bay.
Harbor seals are the most commonly seen marine mammal
in New England.
"


HARBOR SEALS & GRAY SEALS


Nice View of the Newport Bridge



the end

11 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

Nice pics!

SkylersDad said...

Very pretty, thanks for posting them!

coffeypot said...

Looks like a fun time. Did you take you own bat or did they hand out complimentary ones?

Miss Alex said...

I think these are great. I have nothing this refreshing and relaxing by me... :( I live vicariously through you! One day I swear I'm visting you!!!

Thanks for sharing hon!!!

WPoFD said...

SEAL WATCH MADE ME THINK OF...

So a Penguin's car just konks out and he's stranded by the side of the road until a tow truck just happens by. He hitches a ride and has his car towed into to town. Once there, a mechanic begins to look it over with the penguin impatiently looking on. The mechanic says, "It'll be a bit before I can say what's wrong. Go enjoy our town and come back a bit later." SO the Penguin wanders off and finds an ice cream shop. It being warm and he being a Penguin, he eats the nice cold ice cream. But without hand he has to slam his face into the cone and so the ice cream gets all over his face. Afterward, he waddles back to the garage and the mechanic looks up and says, "Looks like you blew a seal." The embarrassed Penguin wipes at his face and stammers, "No, no. It's just ice cream."

e.Craig Crawford said...

Memories of Narragansett Bay, and the Navy Base. Newport was home port for 3 years back in the early '60s. The only bridge I remember was the ... hmmm .. was it the Mount Hope Bridge we crossed back in the day?

Strange thing is ..I've seen my share of sea gulls, dolphins and flying fish, but I don't recall the seals.

The Wife O Riley said...

Very nice pictures.

I thought about your Richard Simmons idea and here are some more I came up with.

Bea Arthur
Sherman from Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Clint Howard
Don Knotts

Let me know what you think?

Jen said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE
them all
I think you should rotate
so everyone gets a day!!!

teri said...

great pics.

did you see any whales?

Jen said...

no whales
we weren't out far enough

Annie said...

Wow wee!!! Great pics. Finally got a chance to looky :)