Straight out of Cannery Row in the 1940s... a serious grimace, steam equipment, and, of course, a salty-dog tatoo
During out last visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Ronan was a little overwhelmed by the large crowds streaming through the exhibits. Amidst the chaos a small but enchanting display of old cannery equipment was located in a quiet corner; this provided the perfect spot for Ronan to relax.
Turning a valve handles like it was a steering wheel
It was remarkable how Ronan took to the machinery- we spent a good thirty minutes looking at and playing with old steam boilers, lines and valves. Had Mom not been diligent in keeping to a nap schedule, Ronan would have happily spent another thirty minutes turning handles and following pipes. The fresh coat of paint and visitor-proofed equipment made the walk through Cannery Row history welcoming to toddlers and adults alike.
Waiting for the foreman to issue the release command
Thanks to Auntie E for taking all of these great photos!