Monday, July 29, 2013

Three Dutch tall ships and a British square rigger.....


I apologise first up for the photo heavy post, the tall ships are just so pretty it's hard to stop clicking and harder still when it comes to picking :) We had a real treat this weekend three Dutch tall ships and a British square rigger (excellent informative link) sailed into Fremantle Harbour. My only regret is that I arrived too late to see them sailing in past the red and green lighthouses, what a shot that would have been! Europa and Oosterschelde were moored in dock, Tecla must have been off sailing and the British ship the Lord Nelson went straight into dry docks but will return in a few weeks, if you check out the link above you'll see what a majestic sight the ships are in full sail. The mythological tale of Zeus and Europa clarifies the rather saucy figure head of the Europa two pics down :) the handsome sailor aboard the Oosterschelde was very informative as to life aboard ship!. If you're the adventurous sort you can sail the high seas on the Europa as part of the crew..what do you think :)) I hope your weekend has been a little less hectic than mine.. and now we start all over again, happy Monday, take care.....


39 comments:

  1. Oh, I do love those ships!! And what terrific captures, Grace!! Wish I could have been there, but your photos are the next best thing!! Thanks for sharing! Great way to start off a new week!!

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  2. Never apologise when there's a redhead among the photos.

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  3. My pulse always picks up a beat whenever I see the masts of tall ships.

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  4. Sometimes it's hard to pick just a couple when they're all very cool. Once, in another life, I sailed on a similar boat out to Catalina Island. Experiencing life as it was once is incredibly exciting.....also a good workout with those large masts! We slept well:)

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  5. How fun!!! I would've loved seeing them sailing too!!! As for being part of their crew...achhh!!!! If I were 20 or 30 again, I'd have done it in a heartbeat!!! But I'm likin' those creature comforts of cruise ships too much to do it now!!!

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  6. Cool shots. Grace! You'll have to try to catch one with the sails up one day. ;-)

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  7. Great ships to see, difficult to picture so close. I can never get the whole thing in in such situations!
    I thought I saw you clamber up the rigging, or were you just chasing that sailor....?

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  8. We went to a tall ships gathering near our home two years ago Grace. There were more than 30 ships. Talk about floating works of art.
    I love your photos. Nice to see A on board too! Enjoy your week.

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  9. Beautiful Images of these sailboats.
    It is a delight to landscape.
    Hugs and kisses.

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  10. Very very nice gorgeous vessel! Arianna

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  11. So the Oosterschelde made it all the way to Australia! I love these ships and look at that sweet, slightly mischievous :-) smile!

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  12. The ships are fascinating. A shot of them sailing past the lighthouses would have been amazing too! You'll get it another time.

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  13. Oh how lovely. Coventry is just about in the middle of England so there is absolutely no chance of seeing sights where I live like those in your shots. Don't blame you for snapping away....! Great results, Grace!

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  14. That black and white looks like the bigger version of the boat we lived on 20 years!

    Strawberry's and creme, Mon Ami!

    Aloha

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  15. Tall ships are amazing, aren't they? I remember a huge tall ships parade in Boston Harbor in the 1970s. It was something I will always remember.

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  16. Gorgeous ships Grace! I'm not much of a sailer but, it would be fun to take a one or two hour spin around the harbor.

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  17. Look at all the rigging! How would you know what goes where? I will cease complaining about modern technology.

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  18. Sailing the high seas on Europa!! not for me Grace - but what a lovely sight from terra-ferma.

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  19. Those are beautiful. It would be hard not to take only a few shots.

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  20. Eurrpoa in WA - why, it just seems natural. Really like the anti-penultimate, with the redhead. pic, to use a technical term

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  21. I sailed on one of these ships in Malta and 2 weeks ago in Greece. Very nice shots. Wish you a good life.
    Erika from Italy

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  22. Where is Captain Jack Sparrow when you need him? Hehe!

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  23. I love to see the tall ships, once in 5 years we have a big Sail in Amsterdam, I always have to go.

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  24. Beautiful. We saw two such ships in harbor when visiting Montreal.

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  25. What a treat, Grace! I love to see Tall Ships, so majestic. What a pity you missed them sailing into the harbour...but still they are great to see.

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  26. LOVE that knot-work image on the side of that ship.

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  27. these are super ... i got to see Aimee's on Instagram

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  28. When I was in Freo to sell our car, heaps of people came towards us, but, alas, not to us - the USS Constellation (aircraft carrier) was on it´s last journey and let visitors on board! So sad I didn´t have my cam with me... such huge ships truly are amazing!

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  29. Fantastic series, grace! Your photography is stunning and these are so gorgeous. Who's the beauty?

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  30. Wonderful! I've never seen a tall ship up close!

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  31. beautiful beautiful beautiful tall ships! wonderful photos and post!

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  32. I love tall ships! I remember taking a photo at Europa in Lisbon. :-) Great post!

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  33. Are you going to sign up for a world cruise? Looks like fun (and a lot of hard work)

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  34. Nice event/posting!:)
    I remember I have seen "Europe" in Stavanger.
    On my blog, you will see her on 28 July 2011.

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