Saturday, June 30, 2012

The World's Back

Posted By on Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 6:58 PM

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After a seven year absence, condo-cruise ship The World is back with us for the weekend. According to wikipedia, the 44,000-ton, 644-foot ship is owned by its 160 or so residents. The ship has 165 apartments, studio apartments and studios, including 88 "guest suites" rented out on short-term basis, as in a traditional cruise ship. Here's her stern...

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A couple of tenders shuttled the good folks between their floating home (now moored opposite the Del Norte pier) and the F Street dock. Hope they're tired of sun--they didn't get any today. Here's one of the tenders loading/unloading its human cargo. Kayak for scale :-)

He/She/It leaves Humboldt Bay Sunday evening.

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Charlie did not get involved--he stayed well out of the way at the municipal marina.

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Other local happenings: Healy Bros. Building Spiffed

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Barry Evans lives in Old Town Eureka with his girlfriend (and wife) Louisa Rogers, several kayaks and bikes, and a stuffed gorilla named “Nameless.” A recovering civil engineer, he is the author of two McGraw-Hill popular science books and has taught science and history. His Field Notes anthologies are available... more

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