watt’s picture of the week – wednesday, july 1, 2015

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I was paddling my kayak early yesterday morning in the outer harbor part of the port of los angeles (part of my pedro town) and what do I see there parked up at berth fortysix? it’s gray like a navy boat… I get closer I find out it’s mexican navy, the multipurpose ship arm “zapoteco” (amp02) and damn if it ain’t here for the third day of a three day visit, crimony! when I make land and get to my pad and my ‘puter, I find that out via the internet that in fact they’re giving free tours, righteous! I rush down and get a couple more shots. this boat’s been used for cadet-training and as a hospital ship, helping out w/natural disasters that have hit in indonesia, haiti, el salvador and peru. much respect to the marinaros on board!

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