02 October 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Tall Ships

I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by....



.......mmmm so can anyone see the stars through all this rigging.... and how does one keep tabs on all this rope?


I must say that there is something romantic about a tall ship, but personally I like terra firma.



NRP Sagres, a Portuguese navy training ship stopped in at Port Elizabeth for a visit this week. Like many other people in the city I could not resist taking time to visit her.

31 comments:

Ivar Ivrig said...

Great idea for SWF. Beautiful pictures :-) Well done

Katney said...

I went back to take a second look at Suzy's tall ship photos from earlier in the week. Both of you got awesome views. Dueling cameras?

Petunia said...

Lovely pictures of a very beautiful ship!!
Great SWF shots!!!

Photo Cache said...

Isn't she a beauty? Thanks for sharing this.

Coloradolady said...

What a beautiful set of photos. Really enjoyed looking at them.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

OH WOW! This is something I don't see every day. ;-)
Happy Sky Watch!

Monika said...

Hello - lovely pictures
and i LOVE the Elefant
Smil from monika
I come back ;)

Rose said...

Wonderful shots...and how did they keep up with all those ropes?

and I am glad I don't have to climb up anything there.

Merisi said...

That one is a really grand Tall Ship, beautifully captured! :-)

I miss seeing a tall ship every now and then. Somehow, they don't sail down the Danube.

Titania said...

Ships like that draw a crowd. Great skywatch picture.

leslie said...

I agree with you that I also prefer terra firma. But these shots are stupendous! I bet you enjoyed visiting the ship and catching all the photos. Come visit me at my Photologue - although my shot today isn't nearly as good as yours! :D

Old Wom Tigley said...

Theseare great Shots Max... love the 'Rigging'

Tom

babooshka said...

These are fanatsic, especially the second all the rigging against that beautiful sky.

RiverPoet said...

I love tall ships. Hubby and I were going to take a sail on one of the Windjammer cruise ships, which are mostly tall ships like this, but they filed for bankruptcy protection :-( I guess hard times are falling on everyone.

Peace - D

reluctantfarmchik said...

I had to learn that poem in school too. And funnily enough that first line is all I remember. When you're on one of those boats, it doesn't feel so unstable - give it a try. Lovely series of photos - thanks for sharing them with us!

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Who doesn't love seeing tall ships?! They're amazing -- and your intro lines from John Masefield are perfect.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

A beautiful ship and wonderful shots!:)

Have a nice weekend:)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

excellent! I am a land lubber too! but I love to watch :)

Roses and Lilacs said...

Absolutely beautiful. I can almost understand the attraction of going to see in something so lovely.

Always a pleasure to visit your site and view all your photos.
Marnie

Arija said...

I too love tall ships and would gladly sail on one for a few days but definitely not around the Cape of Good Hope or The Horn of Africa.
I prefer to leave that sort of thing to the Ancient Mariner. Great shots, also of the geese and if I may make so bold, the goslings?

Tootie said...

A beautiful ship! It would take a navy to keep all those ropes untangled. :-)

jaejae said...

wow! never mind the skies without the stars... the ship's too nice already!

Firefly said...

I keep on saying it, but I wish I was hear to see and photograph the ship.

Bob Johnson said...

Great shots. "And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by" John Masefield.

Snowbird said...

The Tall Ships are always so neat to look at. I think it would be fun to travel on them for awhile but I don't know that I would want a job on one.

SandyCarlson said...

That is one grand ship! Wow. I am always amazed that sailors can figure out all that rigging and make it go!

photowannabe said...

Beautiful lines and angles. I guess I like Terra Firma too but the Tall Ships are simply beautiful.

Anna said...

Max-e these are bautiful ship photos, and wow lot of workmanship. Anna :)

Tommy V said...

that is a great looking boat. well captured

Neva said...

That is one tall ship.!

Heather said...

Ohhh how beautiful is she!!?