Two barges and their tugboats were on the channel, so we slowed down to watch them go under a bridge and around a sharp river turn.
I could never understand why we call them 'tugboats' when they push and maneuver. But, I come to find that tugboats were originally used to help sailing ships get into and out of harbors when the wind was weak or in the wrong direction. In order to do this, they had to tug.
"The world has a thousand creeds, and never a one have I;
Not a church of my own, though a million spires are pointing the way on high.
But I float on the bosom of faith, that bears me along like a river.
And the lamp of my soul is alight with love for life, and the world, and the Giver."
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox