Saturday, December 16, 2006

The Cement Ship

The Cement Ship, with seagulls
Originally uploaded by I, Puzzled.
Last week while many of my teammates were running as relay teams in the White Rock Marathon in Dallas, I was visiting a very raining Northern California on a trip Deirdre and I took to attend my company holiday party.

In Rio Del Mar / Aptos, just a stones throw from our main office, sits the famous Cement Ship (the USS Palo Alto), permanently anchored and bearing the brunt of the Pacific. (Photo courtesy of Flickr)

I took in this view on my Saturday morning run. I learned a bit of the history of this ship, one of only three made during World War I.

"Cement ship" - kind of boggles the mind; I just had to share.

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