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Boat Friday


In St. Paul's Grotto, where Paul was sheltered for 3 months after being shipwrecked ca. 60 AD.

(Rabat. Malta)




Boat Friday


In St. Paul's Grotto, where Paul was sheltered for 3 months after being shipwrecked ca. 60 AD.

(Rabat. Malta)




comments (20)

  • Astrid
  • Netherlands... just below sealevel.
  • 12 Aug 2016, 04:32
This was such a fabulous place to visit. Great shadows from that 'ship-light'... Fabulous picture.
The most sacred place in Malta.
Ginnie Hart: We spent most of our time in the catacombs next door but it was good to see the history surrounding this grotto. Stories from Sunday School days came flooding back. Thanks for the link, MLMA. I'll never forget our day in Rabat.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 12 Aug 2016, 05:18
Joli petit bateau avec son ombre.
Ginnie Hart: No one will be able to forget that Paul was shipwrecked in Malta, Martine, when see this boat. smile
Fantastic Ginnie, I know that St Paul's ship was blown off course to Malta when he was travelling to Rome. But I did not know that they knew of this location. He said that the 'natives' were friendly and hospitable.
Ginnie Hart: You remember Sunday School well, Chad. smile All the stories came back to me....
  • Ray
  • Not United States
  • 12 Aug 2016, 06:06
The ship shadow on the rock makes this image special, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray. It did for me, too.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 12 Aug 2016, 06:14
I can imagine your delight to find this boat, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You know me well, Lisl. smile It reminds me of your Bristol vane today.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Aug 2016, 06:40
Yes, I recall the srory of St. Paul's shipwreck - a famous place and an impressive photo!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Philine. All those stories come back, don't they!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Aug 2016, 07:08
Oh brilliant, Ginnie! I do like your composition very much; the shadow on the rock makes this for me.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Alan. The shadow made it for me, too. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Aug 2016, 07:11
And he's posing just so dramatically here too Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Still preaching his message, Chris, and apparently healing many people along the way.
a nice variation on Boat Friday Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bill. Any time we see a boat...!!
By the looks of him he did not find his stop in Malta a hardship.
Ginnie Hart: As the story goes, Mary, he had the opportunity for more posh surroundings but chose this grotto. He was held in high esteem because of his many healings...and by not being killed when bitten by a poisonous snake.
A famous place and shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Roland. Something we discovered while there.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Aug 2016, 15:19
The best boat shadow, I have seen to date on SC smile

I found this interesting, so I read up:

Acts 28 New International Version (NIV)

Paul Ashore on Malta

28 Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta. 2 The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold. 3 Paul gathered a pile of brushwood and, as he put it on the fire, a viper, driven out by the heat, fastened itself on his hand. 4 When the islanders saw the snake hanging from his hand, they said to each other, “This man must be a murderer; for though he escaped from the sea, the goddess Justice has not allowed him to live.” 5 But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects. 6 The people expected him to swell up or suddenly fall dead; but after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god.

7 There was an estate nearby that belonged to Publius, the chief official of the island. He welcomed us to his home and showed us generous hospitality for three days. 8 His father was sick in bed, suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went in to see him and, after prayer, placed his hands on him and healed him. 9 When this had happened, the rest of the sick on the island came and were cured. 10 They honored us in many ways; and when we were ready to sail, they furnished us with the supplies we needed.

Paul’s Arrival at Rome

11 After three months we put out to sea in a ship that had wintered in the island—it was an Alexandrian ship with the figurehead of the twin gods Castor and Pollux.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Louis. I read this text again the other day and had it all come flooding back. His imprint was far-reaching for that long ago!
this is a cool grotto with a nice sculpture of St. Paul... and a fantastic ship holding the lantern Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Every time I see such a boat, Peter, I realize the sky is the limit on where we can/will find them! Thanks.
Really? Have they found Noah's Ark yet? Not in Malta again right? wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! Hmmmm. Causes one to be a bit skeptical, LC, right?
I love the shadow. Very cool.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael. Double the pleasure. smile
The shadow makes it! Wonderful!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Robin. Double the pleasure, double the fun. smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 13 Aug 2016, 08:45
cool shot!! and is that REALLY the place??? i always pictured paul as a short fat friar tuck sort smile
Ginnie Hart: For times and events from so long ago, Elaine, how can anyone possibly be sure, right????
wonderful shot, Ginnie. love the twin boat friday!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ayush. Double the pleasure. smile
I like the shadow of the boat...
Ginnie Hart: I think we all do, Larry! Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Aug 2016, 00:58
I love the boat shadow...
Ginnie Hart: It seems to be the unanimous sentiment, Cherry. Thank you.

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