Monday, July 18, 2011

Neptune's Realm

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Two Pirates, No Mermaids, One King Of The Seas

My eye was drawn to the top of well-decorated boat. Let's see, two pirates (again), no mermaids and, if I'm not mistaken, Nepture, King of the Deep. How odd. The Mississippi's channel doesn't go down very far and if you want to reign over catfish, a few sturgeon, barges laden with coal and a bunch of tree trunks heading for the Gulf the job is yours. And why does Neptune need a wristwatch? Can't the Olympian gods just tune in to the Royal Observatory at Greenwich or something?

The fun turned out to be on the foredeck. The mermaids laying in the sun waved and called out to the photographers on shore. Kind of like being Ulysses at the island of the Sirens but wearing noise-canceling headphones playing the Ode To Joy really loud.

Mermaids On The Foredeck

8 comments:

Olivier said...

les sirènes du Mississippi valent bien celles du port d'Alexandrie ;)) as tu ete attire par leurs chants ?

cieldequimper said...

Well, wristwach or not, it does look like fun!

brattcat said...

oh, i was hoping we'd see mermaids. yeah.

Birdman said...

One of these boats is way more attractive.

Luis Gomez said...

Lots of fun in the Mississippi!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

'Pirates of the Mississippi' has a nice ring to it!! Excellent fun shots Bob!

My-Tien said...

Are they suppose to be mermaids?

Steffe said...

I'd try to get closer to the mermaids!