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Yank the Moorings Loose


...and sail into a fine weekend!

Monnickendam, Netherlands

Yank the Moorings Loose


...and sail into a fine weekend!

Monnickendam, Netherlands

comments (51)

  • rian
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • 30 Mar 2012, 01:23
beautiful vintage ships.. nice capture!
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE the Dutch boats we see everywhere, Rian! Thanks.
Great point of view! I love seeing all the different ships!

PS- did you hear Earl Scruggs passed? He was the amazing banjo player who created the 3 finger picking style & popularized bluegrass. He composed Foggy Mountain Breakdown as well as the theme song to the Beverly Hillbillies. Just don't know how much news you get from home- but this I thought worth noting!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth. I LOVE the ships of Holland.

No, I had not heard about Earl Scruggs yet. Some things I hear immediately and then others I hear over time, through the grapevine! Thanks for letting me know!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Mar 2012, 02:57
Let's do it
While those vessels are still capable.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Ray! Let's.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Mar 2012, 06:38
a fine composition which gives a good impression of this harbour life! Eeen fijn weekeind ook jullie toegewenst!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, dear Philine. Een fijn weekend ook voor jou.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Mar 2012, 06:49
These look to be genuine old barges Ginnie: lovely things
Ginnie Hart: I love these Dutch boats, Chris, and I get to see them everywhere. Lucky me! smile
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 30 Mar 2012, 07:09
A sea travel in a WeekEnd. Have a nice WE
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Oscar. And the same to you. Gracias.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Mar 2012, 07:13
Enjoy life, while you can.
Beautiful capture. I know those old ships do have character smile
TGIF grin
Ginnie Hart: We only have one life to live, MLMA. Might as well determine to enjoy it to the hilt. I love doing it with you. smile Hartstikke bedankt.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 30 Mar 2012, 07:28
yep, great minds think alike smile this is a nice pic of the boats, but the sky and water are moody and grey, looks like the sky and water here smile
Ginnie Hart: This is "normal" sky and water for us, Elaine. If we get a sunny day, we're surprised by joy! grin Thanks.
good on for boat friday Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 30 Mar 2012, 08:31
Such a great view! Make me wanna sail away despite my being seasick! smile Have a great week end you too.

Ps. Just changed the poppies with the tulips... wink
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Sil. Have a great weekend, too.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 30 Mar 2012, 08:48
I love it off we go
Ginnie Hart: Yup. Off into the wild, grey yonder, Vintage. smile
By 'eck it must be Friday again alreadygrin Value for money boatwise Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bill. Enough boats for all of us! smile
Good to see this image Ginnie. I'm going south today, to my house by the Strait of Gibraltar and Cadiz, just dying to get there.smile
Ginnie Hart: Enjoy your trip, Juan Carlos. Traveling mercies! Gracias.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 30 Mar 2012, 09:20
Such a timeless harbor scene. Love it!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marcie. So very Dutch!!! smile
Ha... You're so predictable, G!
So sail away on Friday is like a recurrent theme now, eh? wink

Have a good one. smile
Ginnie Hart: You got it, LC. I'm part of a Boat Friday group here at Shutterchance. HA! Thanks. smile
My sailor's bag is packed. The ice is gone so you should have no problem picking me up.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Mary! grin
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 30 Mar 2012, 09:52
A wondeful capture Ginnie with a fabulous POV. Beautifuly seen and captured.

Thank you for bringing to my attention the missing dot in my URL. Have fixed it and hopefully other visitors will be able to visit me. Wishing you and Astrid a great weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Laurette...on both counts! smile
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Mar 2012, 09:56
Hang on wait for me, bags and camera packed.

Love these old boat they have such character, lovely capture of the old harbour.
Ginnie Hart: We'll wait for you, Peter, but hurry up!!! grin And yes, I LOVE these Dutch boats. So much character, indeed.
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Mar 2012, 10:40
Lovely boats Ginnie and I can see a way through to the open water! Have a great weekend smile
Ginnie Hart: There's always a way, Martin! smile Thanks.
  • Khalil
  • Lebanon
  • 30 Mar 2012, 11:43
Magnifique composition de cordages et de mâts dans un excellent cadrage.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci.
Very nice shot Ginnie. The temperature is rising here and this show makes me feel like taking a boat and sail away
Ginnie Hart: Our temps rose and then now have dipped back down, Navin, but surely they'll soon go back up again. Thanks.
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Mar 2012, 12:34
Nice touches of colour in this Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fred.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Mar 2012, 12:49
Crumbs a bit subversive Ginnie, is it pay back time for William smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Always pay-back time for William. smile Thanks.
  • tede
  • France
  • 30 Mar 2012, 13:01
Superb framing of these magnificent boats, nice ride on the canals in perspective! Ginnie nice day.
Ginnie Hart: I love the Dutch boats and canals, Tede. Merci.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Mar 2012, 13:03
Plenty of choice here then for the weekend getaway. Which one has the best gallery, I wonder.. oh, is there a bed, too?
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure many of these have a bed or two for any who want one, Alan. I wouldn't mind finding a B&B on one! smile Thanks.
Is that Yank as in American or Yank as in pull Ginnie smile smile Seriously lots of boats in this one, have a great weekend you two.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good one, Brian. grin I hope you and Maureen can chill out!
Let's go for it Ginnie! Great POV.
I like the intricacy here.
Ginnie Hart: Ready, set, GO! I'm ready, Richard! smile Merci.
like it, never been to a harbor.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rainboy. Living in the Netherlands, that would be hard for a dutchman to believe! WOW. Maybe one day in your lifetime!
No reference to your countrymen then Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: No, not this time, Chad. It took you Englishmen to even bring it to my attention. HA!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Mar 2012, 20:03
This is one of those photos you could look at for ages, there is so much to see.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Cherry. That's how I often feel at the harbors here in the Netherlands!
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 30 Mar 2012, 20:44
Do you boat, Ginne? Wouldn't it be cool to have a boat on this dock? Looks pretty peaceful. One of my long time goals was learn how to drive a boat, at least try it once ... if nothing else. smile
Ginnie Hart: No, Emily, I/we don't have a boat but Astrid was an expert sailor in her youth and even taught others how to do it. I can just imagine taking a weekend jaunt with her somewhere here in the Nethrlands. smile Thanks.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 30 Mar 2012, 20:54
Superb photo with an excellent framing and a very nice lighting. Excellent work Ginnie. I like it. Have a lovely week-end. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Antoine. Merci.
  • Margaret
  • United States
  • 30 Mar 2012, 21:26
The capture of repeated lines and color here is phenomenal! I would have loved watching you figure out the composition here.... kneeling, on tip toe, side stepping... smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Spoken like the true photographer that you are, Margaret. Thank you. To be very honest, with my bum left knee, kneeling is almost always out of the question for me. But the side-stepping? Oh, yeah. smile
Wow!!! Ginnie... this is so well framed with the hulls in the foreground... this make shot my harbour look like canoe club....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Canoe club? HA! You tickle me, Peter. The Dutch do have their boats, though, don't they. More than enough to last a lifetime! Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Mar 2012, 22:10
This is a regular fleet Friday.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Louis. Enough for all of us! smile
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 30 Mar 2012, 22:23
I'm going to do just that. Sorry for being absent but you know why huh? Will be better as soon as everything calms down.
Ginnie Hart: I always appreciate when you can stop by, Frida, so thank you. Take care of yourself!
Full of interest. Fine shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Graeme.
ce n'est pas notre drapeau à la française....!!!lol
Ginnie Hart: No, it's not your French flag, l'Angevine. I'm always tickled by how similar it it to the Dutch flag. smile
An image that makes me want to go to sea!
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Marie! smile Merci.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 31 Mar 2012, 12:53
So come on then Ginnie - all it takes for a Yank in the Netherlands is a quick yank of the moorings...and do stop by in Waterford!

So sad about Earl Scruggs but then he did manage to last to 88 years of age...lots of music from him on YouTube
Ginnie Hart: You know me well, George...a Yank in the Netherlands yanking the moorings loose. smile Thanks.

And yes...Scruggs lived longer than my parents. Lots of years and music under his belt!
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 31 Mar 2012, 15:26
Also sail wellsmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Luiza. We did. smile
Thanks for the good wishes--I hope you and Astrid have a fine time...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, too, Larry. We had a great weekend doing just about nothing, staying close to home., Just what the doctor ordered.
A marvellous composition! Aren't they wonderful ships!? (don't say: 'boats'wink
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Wim, and I stand corrected. smile
  • noel
  • France
  • 31 Mar 2012, 21:24
Nice capture in this port ,I close my luggage for to be ready to sail smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Noel. Always be ready to pick up and leave! smile
I am finally finished with phase one of my assignment work for the Charleston Visitors Bureau, and can take a breather! I love the levels of detail in your picture Ginnie, from front to back. Hope you are having a great weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Good for you, Doug, to have these creative opportunities there where you live. You can be so proud of your accomplishments photographically! YAY!
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 1 Apr 2012, 03:04
good way to spend the weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Paule! Thanks.
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 1 Apr 2012, 03:57
Lovely Ginnie, and somewhat weirdly, I spent my Saturday morning at Princes Pier; which was one of the first points of immigration into Victoria.

Some images will be uploaded on my blog.
Ginnie Hart: I love the synchronicity that so often happens between our blogs, Brian. Thanks.
A fine composition and a beautiful image...hope you had a great W.E. Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thnak you kindly, Pavan!
nice shot
lines and serenity all mixed in.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rob.
  • sherri
  • Germany
  • 4 Apr 2012, 15:18
so beautiful and so beautifully photography. those lines with their colors...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sherri. I love the harbors of the Nether4lands! There are so many and they're all within reach! Thanks.
I just love all the lines!
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely "busy," Robin. smile Thanks.

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