When motoring along, Beryl likes to sit right atop the engine and enjoys the warmth soaking up through the floor. Here she’s sound asleep and the boat is actually rolling side to side quite a bit. She slips across the floor oblivious to the motion and the sound of the motor.
I seem to take quite a few photos of ship’s cat Beryl and David together–this is largely because they are constant companions aboard the boat. They’re pretty much always looking at the same thing. And, when I say “smile” they both look at me with similar loopy grins.
Shipmates and best buddies stand watch together.
Smile! for a photo!
Life aboard can be rough if you’re the ship’s cat and Beryl, Mahdee’s ship’s cat, finds that she just cannot get comfortable because there always seems to be something in the way. In this case it is the organizer bin that hold navigation tools, rulers, dividers, and the obligatory USCG Navigation Rules and Regulations handbook. We’ve found that we can download the handbook here on the USCG site but we really need to keep that hard copy handy in the charthouse at the chart table. Thus, Beryl will just have to remain a little uncomfortable.
Life is hard for the ship’s cat it seems. It remains a constant struggle for Beryl to identify the most important bit of kit to lay upon to assure that the crew doesn’t have proper access to it. Here we see her taking charge of my jacket that I’d just taken off and was wanting to put back on.
Beryl, our ship’s cat, finds it next to impossible to stay away from her favorite person, David. She follows him around everywhere. And that means everywhere. I just ran across this photograph while looking for a good shot of Reid Glacier. Yep, David’s on the bowsprit getting the photo therefore Beryl is following right along to get in the way–or in this case, in the photo.