Thursday, September 15, 2016

Three ships ahoy!



Yesterday was another glorious spring day. We took the opportunity to zip back down to Fremantle to take a shot I should have taken last week, which I'll post tomorrow, and to see what was in port. Fremantle Harbour serves as the port of Perth and is WA's major port. Berthed in this one area there were three big ships, each with a different mission. The Sea Princess preparing to take goodness knows how many thousands of passengers on a cruise to Singapore.. definitely not my cup of tea :) 


... and below 'multi-purpose offshore vessel Ocean Shield which for some reason on the link is red, but showing as definitely moored in Fremantle Harbour.. much more interesting than the pleasure cruiser :) To the right in the shot below a container vessel of some sort, perhaps it had just offloaded the sea of new cars that prevented me from getting any closer to take my shot. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe... p.s. big catch up today...



21 comments:

  1. Each in turn are massive ships.

    A cruise would be one of my personal versions of Hell.

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  2. Wow, now that is a mighty ship, and the best way to view one!

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  3. Don and I took a cruise for our wedding trip back in late 1981/early 1982. Sailed from Miami FL to the Bahamas...great fun, only because Don was there :) The ship was the AmeriKanis (Costa Lines) flying under a Greek flag. I looked it up not to long ago and discovered it had been scrapped years ago...everything/everybody gets old :) Great photos but I'm happy I'm not on the cruise ship with thousands of passengers. I like the idea of going to sea...maybe on a tall ship with a big pail for when I'm seasick :D

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  4. São uns gigantes do mar.
    Um abraço e boa semana.
    http://andarilharar.blogspot.pt/

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  5. That cruise ship is huge! But, I'm with you on my preference of travel. Cruising is not my thing...at all. I like my feet on the ground. An interesting selection of huge vessels for sure.

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  6. No way I would go on a cruise either, Grace! Not my idea of a good time.

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  7. Defenitely impressive to see, but that's all for me.

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  8. I don't fancy that cruise ship much, but I do like seeing them when they come into and out of the harbour.... they just look like floating skyscrapers laid on their sides to me.

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  9. I don't fancy that cruise ship much, but I do like seeing them when they come into and out of the harbour.... they just look like floating skyscrapers laid on their sides to me.

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  10. Those weird looking monster cruise ships look neat. I'd never go on one. I would like to go on the container ship though.

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  11. Interesting harbor photos. Know what you mean about cruise ships. I can avoid them. The freighter hauling cars is interesting, and what is that gray rectangular freighter at the other dock?

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  12. Those cruise ships are HUGE! I was aboard one once, a long time ago. Seems like another lifetime!

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  13. You just are not a sea person, are you. We are booking our holiday for next year, a short Mediterranean cruise.

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  14. Working ships have much more character than those large empty hotels on keels.

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  15. I can't imagine myself on a floating apartment building, gives me the creeps. I see them in Amsterdam too.

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  16. Those are huge ships, a city that floats. Never been on a cruise, never will be. I like to travel of the beaten path and enjoy the locals of a small town.

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  17. i wanna jump on one and go somewhere!

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  18. Oh, Grace, that reminds me of how we visited the Kitty Hawk–class supercarrier USS Constellation in 1999 there. Before terror you could really do that!

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  19. Huge ships! I wouldn't mind a cruise, but maybe a smaller ship and no more than 1 week long. I did one about 12 years ago around the Mediterranean for 5 days and loved it.

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  20. Impressive ships under beautiful skies. Wish we had some of your sunshine on my peninsula. Photography has been a struggle for days and days.

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