What’s wrong with this picture?

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What is wrong with this picture?

Good morning everyone.Gonna be another steamer here in Maine with temps clear up into the 70s. Let’s go swimming’! We have a guest aboard who was quite concerned about the forecast for the week and called us last Sunday to see if they could switch cruises. Of course, we couldn’t accommodate that. The food was bought, the ship was ready. We encouraged him with the promise that things wouldn’t be as bad as the forecast might predict. Amazingly, we were right. I had to mark the calendar as that doesn’t happen often in my world. Anyhoo, we have enjoyed a rather pleasant week with a few showers but our days have been by and large quite pleasant, especially compared to some of the hazy, hot and humid forecasts we have heard from the shore.

So my riddle for today is, what is wrong with this picture? It is kind of like the forecast, filled with pleasant surprises. I had to rub my eyes when I saw this one. Let us know what you think. In the meantime…

Have a great day. Be well. Do good.

For all you folks who weighed in on the missing element: Yes, no guests, no crew, no kidding! And, yes, she is underway, making way! Capt. Wells along with guests and crew of the Lewis R. French did a masterful job of hiding. There was not a soul to be seen or heard. Darn but I wish I had thought of that. I believe the art of the practical joke has been set to a higher level without harm or injury or embarrassment to anyone. Mary Day’s guests and crew got quite a laugh out of that one. Thank you so much to Capt. Wells, guests and crew for making our day complete. And of course, the Lewis R. French is such a handy sailor herself that she kept her track all the way with all the ease of the graceful lady she is. Three cheers for the Lewis R French!


  1. The anchor is weighed and all sails up. If it’s under way, there really should be someone at the wheel..

  2. I was going to say, because I miss sailing so(!), that what’s missing is me on board! Then… wondered if anybody at all is on board!

  3. She’s a lovely ship , remarkably similar to a famous schooner out of Camden. In fact one might say that she appears to be a mirror image, left-to-right reflection. Her skipper stepped away from the wheel and appears in shiolette to the port of the deckhouse. Nice photograph.

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