great timing for a close up view of the Arnold Maersk

saw this vessel on my computer on the live ships map ( look at my blogroll ) as it passed Neah Bay on the Olympic Peninsula before we went out for our quick hike yesterday and was blown away with just how big the vessel details said it was. Since I have lived here the biggest ship going into the Port of Tacoma has been 334m long and this is a whole 18m more than that – 1155 feet in all, wow! It was headed for Seattle not Tacoma which meant it wouldn’t be sailing passed my windows though – drat ;(
BUT…several hours later we were driving home over the West Seattle bridge and I looked down and there she was, being led by a tug to her moorage and believe me – 352m and 109,000 tons looked every bit as impressive as it sounds. Very cool timing šŸ˜‰


About girlonahandcycle

Natural Brit/Naturalized American wife, mom, grandma and all around old broad still happily ignoring my MS (since 1985 - ha!). Every time it slows me down I find a way to speed back up which explains my very cool Tilite wheelchair and Top End handcycle ..........also my ripped arms ; ) Don't get back to the homeland or to other cool places quite as easily or often as I'd like anymore so theoretically my rambling here keeps me a little more connected to far away friends and family.
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2 Responses to great timing for a close up view of the Arnold Maersk

    • thanks for cluing me in that this was the same vessel I had been so excited to see coming into the Port of Seattle last October šŸ˜‰ I had seen the reports and pictures of the storm damage but hadn’t realized that it was this ship!

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