Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Star on the River

Today was boat watching duty. Madison likes to stand at attention along the river and supervise the coming and going of the mega-yachts, the water taxis and the fishing boats, both huge and modest.

Right in front of our building today, there is the most intriguing boat.

Fort Lauderdale is one of the legs on the journey of the Southern Star, a 75-foot aluminum sloop on a scientific expedition around North America to raise awareness about global warming. The boat is very different from the usual sailboats and motor yachts on the New River. The Southern Star looks like a science boat, serious in every way. Her 12-month expedition is taking her through 9 seas, 9 countries, 18,000 nautical miles and 21 carefully planned legs. Read the short entry in the logbook for today and look at the photo the crew has posted - this is right where Madison is "yacht spotter."


Puglette said...

madison takes her yacht supervising very seriously! she is really a beautiful dog.

Niamh said...

Good job watching all those ships Madison. That looks like fun. Have you ever been on one?

Your friend,

Stanley said...


You are already famous, but you were almost MORE famous with your boat watching duty today. Too bad we couldn't see your bootiful black dot on the walkway near the dock in that photo on the ship's log.

Looks like goober really is living up to his name. Hopefully you two will become good buds and can peacefully coexist, or maybe even become friends. I bet your mandad is happy to have his teen hooman so close now!

About the stinky things you find, you know, that's a real talent. You should put that on your resume. Seriously.

Goober love,

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

Madison is clearly doing a wonderful job! We loved the photo from high up on the Southern Star blog!

Your Pals,
Tom and Tama-Chan

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Wow...what a very cool thing to see, thanks for the link too, we'll definitely check it out!
Madison looks so gorgeous in her 'watching' shot :o)
Slobbers xx

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are sure hoping that they welcome you aboard for milk and cookies, Madison! You're doing a great job!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Deetz said...

That is way too cool Madison......

AppleDebbie said...

Oooh Madison. I would love to have a job as a yacht snooperviser! I can see that you take your job very seriously.

Your Pal,

P.S. I have an award for you over at my Travels With Trooper blog!


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