Monday, September 21, 2009

That's My World Tuesday / U.S. Naval Hovercraft

An amazing sight...please read the story at the bottom of this post!

That's My World Tuesday

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My husband and I visited Oceanside, California yesterday. The U.S. Marine Base (Camp Pendleton) is adjacent to this beautiful seaside town on the Pacific Ocean. We visited a Harbor Festival for a while and then took a walk along the beach. Military vehicles were on the sand for all to view and enjoy. The best was yet to be seen...a U.S. Naval Hovercraft! Wow! What a sight! It was up on the sand with its engines running. A huge area of beach was roped off to keep viewers at bay. It was apparent that this Hovercraft was about to move back out into the ocean! What an amazing sight. The pictures in this post are only a small fraction of those that I took! But, it will give you an good idea of how exciting it was. The crowd cheered as the craft made its way to the water. I nearly cried at the sight. And, I am lucky to still have a camera that works with all the sand and water that was sprayed in all directions. I used the "canned air" for computers, etc., to clean it up when I got home. It is as good as new, but, I don't think I will take that chance again...But, this experience was worth it!


Photo Cache said...

great post and the photos are so powerful.

my entry is over at

Sylvia K said...

Wow! That's really amazing! Must have been incredible to actually be there! Thanks for sharing!


James said...

That is so cool! I wish that I could have done something like that when I was in the navy.
Great shots!

magiceye said...

must have been such a thrill!

eileeninmd said...

Watching the hovercraft must have been a wild sight. It does look neat. Thansk for sharing your part of the world.

Snap said...

Amazing! A harbor festival and the marines with their hovercraft ... can't beat that!

JOE TODD said...

An amazing sight thanks for sharing

Pat said...

Wow! That thing is huge and powerful! Thanks for sharing. I'm glad your camera is OK.