Last night, around 9:15 or so, Clove's ears picked up and she held her nose high to sniff the air. She trotted to the door to the front veranda, letting me know there was something out there she seriously needed to investigate. Then I saw the lights out at sea - one really big boat, all lit up, and at least one smaller boat with search lights. Was it the Coast Guard closing in on a drug runner? That has happened before, although not right on our doorstep. I crept out to the dock, keeping in shadows, to investigate and was relieved to see that it was a large yacht seeking anchorage in the lee of Great Monkey Caye. It was still there this morning and is still there now. I got a few photos and was able to dig up some info on the internet.
Here's what I saw this morning:
|Big Boat, I mean Super Yacht.|
|The sun rising out of the sea.|
|Stern view, can't make out the name.|
|Beautiful curved lines. |
When the day was brighter, I got some better shots, but still couldn't make out the name. With the binoculars, I could see the flag - it was dark green and black with a gold X going from corner to corner. Google says "Jamaica". I still could not see the name, but did make out an emblem.
|This image was good enough to use Google image search.|
Google image search revealed that this superyacht is the "Knight", flying a Jamaican flag. At 49 meters in length, she can carry 10 guest with a staff of 9 and starts at $210,000 a week to charter. Below are two photos from the charter website.
|From Charter Website|
|From Charter Website|
That is a gorgeous boat. I noticed that one of the Monkey River tour boats picked up some of the passengers this morning for a river tour and other passengers are out exploring, maybe snorkeling, in the smaller boat off Great Monkey Caye.
|The smaller boat is the one I saw last night with searchlights, presumably guiding the Knight to its anchorage. |
|My yellow kayak, a bit of which you see in the foreground, is more in keeping with our means. But the Knight does make a pretty photo!|
The yacht's a beauty but to my eyes the clear turquoise waters in which it floats are the most beautiful sight.ReplyDelete
P.S. Realizing now that those photos are from the charter website and may not be of theDelete
waters in Belize, but I'd wager they're pretty close to that color.
I agree, Sheila, that the setting is prettier than the boat! Only 2 of the photos are from the website. Our water is often like that, but sometimes storms or river flooding make it more turbid right next to the shore.Delete
You can dream!ReplyDelete
I would love to get a tour of some of those super yachts, but I'm more comfortable with my kayak.Delete
I can't help but say I am jealous of your view.ReplyDelete
A beautiful boat there but you have the privilege of always being on that beach.
I never tire of the view. I have found my place. How fortunate is that?Delete
I grew up in Panama and seeing that water takes me back. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
I would love to visit Panama and to traverse the canal. Did you ever do that? I have watched some live webcams of traffic on the canal and it fascinates me.Delete
A little different view from the average backyard!ReplyDelete
I do love the view. Having the yacht come in was sort of like having semi-trailer truck maneuver into your driveway after dark.Delete
Postcard material I'd say! The boat I use to go out there is smaller. (Much, much smaller!)ReplyDelete
Smaller is much easier to manage. It must have taken them an hour to get anchored.Delete
A Agent from CSI Monkey River lurking in the shadows.?ReplyDelete
I hired a family sized boat and cruised the upper reaches of the Thames once.
CSI MRV - I like that!Delete
I bet your trip up the Thames was fantastic.