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Friday, 15 June 2012

Tall ship



Stromness had another "tall ship" calling into the harbour last week. This one was the "George Stage". The weather was awful the day it left and too windy to set sail, sadly.  The crew, which included trainees, had come ashore during the folk festival. I was amazed to see them returning to the ship in the harbour here on small boats. Even in the safety of the harbour I wouldn't want to be THAT close to the water on a choppy day!

However the day before the sun had shone and the rigging looked wonderful......


Looks like someone is on their way up to the crow's nest. Or maybe trying to untangle all that "knitting"!


11 comments:

  1. what a beautiful boat , i like the last pic best :)

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    1. Yes that's my favourite too!

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  2. Such a beautiful sight tall ships especially when in full sail.
    Celia

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    1. I just love "tall ships" - though I don't see them in sail often - by the time they get near to Stromness Harbour they have to drop sail to slow down enough!

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  3. We have the tall ships coming to Halifax in mid-July. Can't wait. I'll check to see if this one is among 'em.

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    1. OOOOOh exciting. Hope you get to see lots of them!

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  4. Beautiful, thanks

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the photos

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  5. Beautiful images, and I DO love that last comment about untangling the knitting!

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    1. LOL! It seems very appropriate. :-)

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