When you look out the living room window, one of the major features is the APL Dock where the big container ships are loaded and unloaded. Watching this process through binoculars is a favorite activity - in fact I am watching one being off loaded as I blog tonight. These three pictures show the view of APL from Strawberry Hill where we hiked last week. It gives a better view of the process from the side - the top view shows the whole barge and crane, the second photo is a closeup showing a container being lowered but still about 50 feet above the truck, and the last picture shows that same container almost all the way lowered. It is amazing how fast the crane operator can complete this process, and the trucks are just lined up one after the other. There is always something interesting happening out the window - either the ocean side from the living room, or the river side out the bedrooms. Last night a huge Russian ship unlike anything we had ever seen docked briefly, probably to take on fuel and supplies. It looked like a research vessel of some sort.
Cody's a Brian's European Vacation 2015
So, It's been a LONG time since I posted So this is just the First
Installment of at least a Three Parter over me and my Kid's trip to Europe.
As to why it ...