Boats and Ink Blots

Last Saturday while my mother and I were meandering around with no particular goal in mind, we ended up down by Pier 38 where the fishy restaurants are, like Nico’s.

Tanya Rose

You know how sometimes you see something that reminds you of something else — like a cloud that looks like a bunny rabbit, or whatever form you think it looks like, or those ink blot tests that shrinks give you?  Well, if you look at the darling relic above long enough, you might think you see a dog.

Mom did.  She thought we were looking at a painting on the side of the boat.  Boats, much like our cars, suffer from the defacing and oftentimes debilitating effects of our coastline salt spray.  The boats suffer more so of course since they’re sitting in it!  We eventually found ourselves on the opposite side of this boat when we found out her name is Tanya Rose.

So, what does the Tanya Rose actually do?  What’s its function?  I don’t know. I tried to ascertain its duties from one local woman who simply shrugged her shoulders and said, “I dunno, it’s probably a trawler or something.” She had a slight grin on her face — somewhat amused by our boat-ly curiosity.  At that point I told her the dog story.  She looked at the boat, tilted her head and said, “Oh yeah!  With its tail up yeah?”

If nothing else, the Tanya Rose certainly makes for a good conversation piece.  Mom was so sure we were admiring a piece of artwork.  Who’s to say the sea is without her own artistic abilities?


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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Becky // Oct 5, 2009 at 8:01 am

    I noticed the “dog” right away. It does look like one. To bad you can’t see the tongue hanging out of its mouth, but it does look like it is panting and it’s tail in the air. Another good blog Evelyn. Keep them coming.

  • 2 Evelyn // Oct 5, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Hi Becky! How are you?!? I’m glad you saw it that way too! 🙂 I guess he’s a Scottish terrier. It will be funny if someone says they see something else!

  • 3 Becky // Oct 6, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Hi Evelyn. How are things with you guys? It does look like a Scottish Terrier. I’m doing okay. I would do better if I good get back to Hawai’i for a visit. Don’t know when tho’. Still having to take care of the parents. Take care and I will talk to you again soon.

  • 4 Evelyn // Oct 7, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Things are okay, Becky. I little hectic and, as with everyone, economic conditions are a struggle. I wish we could see you again and that you could come back sooner! Hang in there! We’re thinking of you! 🙂

  • 5 Rod // Oct 24, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Looks like a dog with a head on each end of its body! I think we all have a little too much time on our hands. Anyway, great blog as usual Evelyn and how are you Becky?

  • 6 Evelyn // Oct 25, 2009 at 7:42 am

    Well, Rod, what does the ocean know about canine anatomy? 🙂 I think the Pacific did a pretty good job with such a limited paint supply.

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