10.29.2005


One of the boats that passed by my office window this week, headed south. Wonder where they will stop next...

12 comments:

swamp4me said...

No, this isn't the view from my office window. There are woods between me and the canal -- I can see the masts as the boats pass, but not the hulls. I walked out behind the office to take this shot.

Floridacracker said...

It still counts.

Ontario Wanderer said...

I think I would be out behind the office fairly often....It looks like a beautiful place to work.

pablo said...

Yes, indeed. What FC and OW said. You do seem to have an idyllic job. Me? I work on the 6th floor of a downtown office building, deep in the center in cube with high walls. If I want a view of the outside, I must make a deliberate walk to a window. (But it's a good job nonetheless.)

swamp4me said...

While I enjoy watching the boats as they travel down the canal, my favorite place to be deep in the swamp just on the other side of the canal. Alas, I have been stuck in the office most of the time working on a project that must meet a deadline. I do get across to check the boundary line now that hunting season has begun, but I am not able to spend time out of the truck doing the work I really love to do.
And pablo, I used to work in the center of a building myself. It made me crazy ;)

Jenn said...

I love the turbine generator. All the comforts of home, including electricity.

Makes me smile huge. Great photo!

Watchmania said...

I notice that the boat has a sail. Do they come into the swamp from the sea?

swamp4me said...

Yes, some do. This canal is part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

Boat traffic has increased tremendously with the advent of cold weather. Some of the boaters that pass through actually live on their boats and are headed south for the winter. I talked to a couple last week who were headed "someplace warm" after having spent their summer up north.

Watchmania said...

I've thought a lot about living on a boat. It's something I may do in the future. There's an online log I read regularly, kept by this old couple who sold their house 40 years ago, used the proceeds to have a yacht custom-built and have been sailing all over the world on it ever since. Nice life!

Wayne said...

Speaking of working in souless office buildings: I lived in Norway for six months in the late 80's. It's a law (or was at that time) that all buildings must be constructed so that every room or office cubicle has a view to the outside. You run across many many buildings that are constructed in courtyard style so that both sides of a hallway have windows to the outside or to the courtyard. And the courtyards are maintained very well.

Not to plug Norway unnecessarily - while I found it an interesting and very comfortable place to live, and was treated very well indeed, there were a number of social conventions that I found fascinating, but vaguely disturbing to my American sensibilities.

Anonymous said...

if i dared--would it have sails? or am i content watching it drift by, from the shadow of an office?

perhaps i'll choose not to believe what i see and hear around me today.

instead.

Anonymous said...

yeah--who else? SQ