Gangway to Galilee Concordias 2014 VBS Decorating Fishing Boats

At Gangway to Galilee, all of our Bible lessons are on or around the Sea of Galilee! So these fishing boats are a musthave prop for story time. Depending on the number of kids and the size of your space, that could change your boat proportions. But we’re gonna give you a stepbystep guide on what we did. Ours was eighteen inches high, eight feet long, and four feet wide. Start by cutting your cardboard pieces to your designated size. We made the front bow of the boat a little taller. Line up all of your pieces first to make sure that you’ve got the boat shape.

Then take craft shipping tape or duct tape to attach the ends together. You’ll want to leave a quarter inch between each seam so that you can easily fold your boat up for carrying. Once all the pieces are together, we took the two brown shades and painted the detailing on the outside of the boats. Start with a dry brush and dip it into each of the colors. You’ll want your strokes to go lengthwise with the boat so that they look like wooden planks. Let the paint dry, then lay it out on the floor into a boat shape. For some fun and.

Added flair, you can even add some pool noodles to the edges! And remember, your boats are portable for storytelling, so your kiddos can set sail with their Lord!.

Cruise ship tender boats

Hey cruisers I’m Sheri with CruiseTipsTV. if you’ve been watching our channel for a while you know that we absolutely love it when our subscribers suggest episode topics because they generally end up being our favorite to research and film. And today were doing just that because one of our wonderful subscribers asked us to tell the cruising world a little bit more about quot;tender boatsquot;. so we’re going to tell you what tendering is all about. Tender boats are used when a cruise ship is required to anchor offshore instead of docking. The tenders carry passengers from the ship to the shore and back again during port days. As a passenger, you’ll be required to proceed to the gangway where you will pass through.

A security checkpoint and step right on board your tender. Now, there are two different ways that a cruise ship can handle tendering. They can use their own life boats or they can use boats provided by the port of entry. We have experienced both types of tender boats and generally speaking the cruise line lifeboats are much smaller, feel more cramped and tend to lack fresh air. We generally prefer it when we have the opportunity to to tender on a more open boat provided by the port as you will probably notice in this footage. So why did we feel it was worth it to do an entire episode on tendering. Well let’s be honest people generally aren’t that crazy.

About ports that require tendering! Why, you ask? There are several reasons. Number one usually tendering means you’ll have to wait in line. The cruise line may require that you get a tender ticket before you go ashore and when your tender numbers called you can then proceed to the gangway to leave the ship. This isn’t the most carefree process on your cruise vacation and people tend to get a little grumpy when they have to stand around waiting. Number two tender boats aren’t always that well ventilated and can be hot, uncomfortable, and filled with exhaust. If you’re prone to seasickness those do not make a good traveling conditions.

Number three tendering is very weather dependent. Of all the ports we’ve *missed* on our dozens of cruises they were almost always in ports where our ship could not anchor or tender due to high winds or rocky seas. And we all know that missed ports make for cranky cruisers. We, of course have a few tips for you on how to improve the tendering experience. First up, do your research. Read your ship’s newsletter to find out when you can get a tender ticket and make plans that don’t involve standing in a stairwell or gangway while you’re waiting for your number to be called. Have breakfast, go back to your state room or do some shopping and try to relax. And remember you’re on vacation. Perhaps most importantly check to make sure.

That you have a wristwatch that is set to ship time and find out what time the last tender comes back to the ship. Your cell phone may not display the correct time zone so trust us on this. Once you’re on shore and have had a wonderful day exploring your port, we recommend that you do not wait until the last minute to catch the tender back to your ship. Remember what I said about waiting in line earlier in this episode? The lines to get back on the tender are generally way worse that those lines to get off the boat, and you may be tired and hungry with no shade or protection from the elements. It’s also important to check your ships policy on what items you can and cannot.

Bring back onto the ship. For example the ship may not allow you to bring any type of alcohol or liquor back on board. If you bring these items to the security checkpoint when reporting your ship, they may be confiscated. Alright folks, that’s it for this episode. Leave your tendering tips in the comments below because I know we haven’t covered everything. Thanks for watching, and until next time we’ll see you on the high seas. Hey, me to subscribe.



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