Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Leaving harbour.....!


We missed the Oosterschelde and the Bark Europa leaving Fremantle Harbour, they slipped away a day earlier than expected, we almost missed the English rigger the Lord Nelson, but it was delayed for a day and we caught her (?) as she sailed past the Fremantle Ports Authority Building, past the Maritime Museum and out past the green lighthouse on the South mole into the great blue of the Indian Ocean. It was interesting to see when I downloaded the shots that the clouds that  hung in a thick flat layer over the harbour, dissipated into little 'fluffies' out to sea.....
We were really hoping for a bit of sail, if you look at the link for the Lord Nelson it looks truly magnificent in full sail..if she ever comes back I'll be waiting :))
She was accompanied out to sea by a little red pilot boat.....
We weren't the only ones taking photos, this guy looked just a wee bit professional :)
By the time I  took these last two shots with my 300mm lens the Lord Nelson was almost out to Gage Roads amongst the tankers waiting to come into harboir to unload, not too bad yeh! Oh and above is the red lighthouse on the North Mole. I hope that your week has started well, have a good Tuesday, take care and stay safe.....

34 comments:

  1. Magnificent ship indeed, and your shots are pretty good, I'd say! I would forward them to my dad, who loves old ships, but as a big Napoleon fan, he might not approve of the "Lord Nelson" name :-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  2. You made my day posting so many interesting boats and ships. Our pilot boats are black and white, yours are in color!

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  3. Such a beautiful ship! Wish I were on it right now!! Great captures for the day, Grace! Hope you have a wonderful week!!

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  4. I guess they want to get out of the congested shipping lanes before going under sail.

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  5. Nice ship and it's a lovely serie photo's Grace

    Greetings, Joop

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  6. What a wonderful ship, I wish I were on it right now!
    Your photos are gorgeous!

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  7. That's a lovely sequence Grace as she heads out into the great blue yonder. Always a bit scary when they are close to such large tankers!

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  8. I love seeing these ships on the ocean. And they're cool to ride!!! Putting up the masts are definitely a team effort! One of these days, I'll get my butt over there:)

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  9. I'm in love with that kind of boats and with your pictures , Gracie!What majesty , what beauty!

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  10. These are truly wonderful ships and I love the shot of the boat between two tankers.

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  11. What magnificent ships and I love seeing the elegant lines of the old ship against those blockey modern ones. What a contrast! That cloud cover is incredible:)

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  12. Beautiful ship! An uncle of mine built his own ship and went - with wife and daughter - over the Bermuda Triangle even. I´d be too afraid to hop on board, though...

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  13. Beautiful shots, Grace. And it looks like a lovely day. ;-)

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  14. Nice, I like the one where it is between the modern ships.

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  15. Your pictures are better than the ones taken by that poser!

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  16. Love, love, love these tall ships. It looks as though it's about to get squished by those tankers though!

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  17. Super series, Grace. It's a gorgeous ship and the setting on that blue, blue water is perfect, with the big blue sky and the shuffling clouds.

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  18. Your photos made me go "Wow!"


    Aloha

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  19. What a wonderful sigh Grace ....... there's something special about tall ships. Love that little red tug boat.

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  20. Beautiful photos! These ships look great without sails, but when they are under full sail, they are a sight to behold.

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  21. The blanket of clouds in that second photo are odd, aren't they? Rich blue sky below and heavy clouds above.

    I would have spent hours watching the tall ships, too.

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  22. Nice shots. I like the one with the photographer.

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  23. They're all beautiful! They stir the imagination.

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  24. Dear Gracie, your images are splendid, I love the boats and the intense blue color of the water. Feeling of vacations in the air!I also like the picture with the guy, like "behind the scenes" image! :) Clever capture!
    hugs
    Léia

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  25. Hi Grace. I do like the contrast between the tall ship sailing between the enormous tankers. I wonder what Captain Cook would have made of it all. Ciao J.

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  26. Nice views, I prefer the tall ships much more than the container boats. What a difference!

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  27. Love the photo of the oil tankers and the Lord Nelson.

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  28. What magnificent boats! You got some wonderful shots.

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  29. That's one majestic "she" (definitely). And your photos are incredibly beautiful!

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  30. these are superb ... am guessing you've got a LONG lens

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  31. Love Fremantle.. without it Perth would feel extremely isolated

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