Well this week I had a couple of hours to gather myself between meetings and happened to be in the Cape Town waterfront. I was quite tired but had some paper and a pencil and thought to do a sketch.
And there was the tug – The Plamiet – moored across the bay. Well she is not going anyway (thought I) and proceeded to sketch from the bow forrad (can you pick up the nautical twang).
Well I have got to about midships (see?) when I saw movement on deck. By the time I was drawing the bridge someone pulled up the gangplank. And it was only by speeding up (a lot) that I was able to finish before she revved up and zooted out beyond the breakwater – going backwards – as tugs seem to do with Voith Schneider drives.
I watched a while and then I started did this sketch. As I worked a mobile crane was brought back to its mooring by another tug.