Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Aloft

Ahoy, all hands! Aboard a sailing vessel the term aloft refers to the overhead rigging. The rigging seen aloft here is aboard the brig, Lady Washington.

View all the interpretations today for the letter A at Mrs Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday.

16 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

I do like the old sailing ships and will get out to see them when they make to Bellingham or Everett.

Great idea for the letter A.

You Eagle shot certaintly is one of the best of 2009. I remember when you posted it earlie. Great shot. MB

Chuck Pefley said...

The Lady Washington is a gorgeous ship. I always love seeing her.

RuneE said...

Applause from me - of course. It is nice to see that such ships are taken well care of. There are few subjects more suited for photography than sailing vessels - and I bet you could do the whole ABC with nautical expressions!

Olivier said...

Impressionnante cette photo, avec tous ces mats et cette voilure...il est magnifique

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Nice take :)

Lazy Bird

Andy said...

Your photo made me aware of the amount of rope used on these sailing ships.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

This sort of reminds me of the boats I saw at Antayla Harbor in Turkey and on my Pick a Peck of Pixels Blog.

Lots of work on these boats. You got to have upper body strength to deal with those ropes and sails. Unless it is all done by motors -- these days.

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lv2scpbk said...

Interesting photo with all the wire and strings on that boat. Wouldn't you hate to untangle that mess? LOL.

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Hilda said...

Oof, what a mess of ropes! I'm amazed the sailors can make sense of this. Another reason for admiring them!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, she's such a beautiful ship! Those are the sights that make it such fun to go to Port Townsend! Marvelous capture, Raf! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Roger Owen Green said...

love the nautical theme. Musty be my water sign.

I'm now part of the ABC Wednesday Team; thank you for participating!

Tumblewords: said...

Beautiful shot - a wonderful A post!

Monika said...

lovely pic

jay said...

Ahoy, there! Aye, and a right piratey post you have here today, me heartie! And the Lady Washington! Excellent choice.

Did you know she was used in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies? A fine boat - ship! - to be sure!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» is always in awe of these sailing ships.

We romanticize them now - but sailing on them must have been a hard life.