Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Quick Tip-Radios

motorhome and jeep in a campground with title text
Turn you radio on…seriously.

We found that using the CB radio in the coach along with a hand-held CB radio has made backing into spots, light tests, pulling through tight areas, etc. all so much easier without getting confused by hand signals or shouting loud enough to be heard by one and all.

So, whether your rig is a Class A, B, C, fifth wheel or tow-behind, you’ll find two-way communication via radio a real plus in the long run.

See it on YouTube
https://youtu.be/wSUwquFWm1g
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Tall Ships Galveston – Elissa

Stern view of tall ship Elissa
She’s the Official Tall Ship of Texas and a wonderful symbol of the seafaring history of the Gulf Coast.

Built in 1877, Elissa was the oldest vessel at Tall Ships Galveston. She was also the longest at 205’.

Check out our YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/dC7vNN8S7F8
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ships wheel
Elissa has quite a history over all those years, and if you’d like to learn more, check out these links:
https://www.galvestonhistory.org/attractions/maritime-heritage/1877-tall-ship-elissa-3
https://www.galveston.com/texasseaportmuseum/

We got to see her under sail another time. Here’s that video: https://youtu.be/SqfSy9FHFK8

And here’s a post our earlier visit:
https://aswegorv.blogspot.com/2017/12/texas-seaport-museum.html

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Tall Ships-Oosterschelde

stern view of a schooner
 Oosterschelde at Tall Ships Galveston was a sight to behold! And she was one of only two ships that had tours below decks as well as topside.

Registered in the Netherlands, she was built in 1918 as a sail-powered freighter that traveled from Europe to Morocco and the Mediterranean.

Brought back to the Netherlands in 1988, she was restored to full glory and now sails the world.
Schooner ship in full sail
You can learn more about the Oosterschelde and her story at: https://www.oosterschelde.nl/?lang=en

And check out our Ooosterschelde YouTube video at: https://youtu.be/X6IK-Iy5hjg

Our YouTube Channel is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJCiPrX41kycHwHUL4HXnGQ

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