I met an actual tug boat captain! He works at the canal. I thought about taking a selfie with him, but I thought that might appear creepy.
He said he used to be able to bring guests on board the tugboats and they could sit right next to him while he helped a ship into the locks. But recent crackdowns on visitors have put an end to that. He also complained about the pay, which explains a recent one-day strike by tugboat operators.
Ahhh, tugboats. I love them. The sound of their horns, watching them push/pull a ship into the lock.
It’s like I’ve met a superhero. Feeling like a groupie.