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No Sails


Cruise ships do not have sails!

Sailboats as seen in the Barcelona harbor near the Maremagnum
pier while waiting for José Angel.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


No Sails


Cruise ships do not have sails!

Sailboats as seen in the Barcelona harbor near the Maremagnum
pier while waiting for José Angel.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (32)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 13 Nov 2007, 00:43
Be glad that your cruise ship doesn't need sails to move. It would make keeping to a schedule very difficult smile Is this a museum ship? It doesn't look like someones weekend toy...`
Ginnie Hart: HA! You are so right, Martin. I think it would be fun to sail on a large sailboat some day just for the heck of it...not for the excursions, etc. I don't think this is a museum ship. It was just sitting in the harbor with all the other smaller boats. Thanks.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 13 Nov 2007, 02:06
Nice framing smile That's a serious sailing vessel - looks fun to climb around on! Do we get to see the rest of the ship tomorrow?
Ginnie Hart: It really did look serious, Jewlya. But I'm afraid I haven't planned to show the entire boat. I may rethink that for later. Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 13 Nov 2007, 02:27
Wow, three masts.

I'm so excited to see what you're showing us.
Ginnie Hart: I kniw, Ruth! I have so many photos to show it's gonna be hard to pick and choose! smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Nov 2007, 03:32
Lovely shot, Ginnie.
Looks like the masts of a replica "oldie" with all that rigging for pirates to clamber around on.
Ginnie Hart: Pirates definitely come to mind, Ray. Thanks.
I'm ready to sail !!! smile
Ginnie Hart: I think the experience on a big sailboat like this would be fabulous, Flo. Nothing like a cruise ship at all! Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • in a night shift daze
  • 13 Nov 2007, 05:23
Roll on holidays. Lovely shot.
Is it April you will be in Australia?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Aussie, it'll be April. And THAT will be a trip! Can hardly wait. Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Nov 2007, 06:32
I love this photo: beautiful blue sky in the evening after sunset- and -like a graphic - only the masts and the ropes of the sailboats, a very good idea to wake my "Fernweh" ( a longing to be faraway)!
Ginnie Hart: Do we all innately have wanderlust in us, I wonder?! Thanks, Philine.
Beautifully composed, Ginnie. Lovely detail in the rigging - hope we get to see the rest of this ship. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Roz, I hadn't planned on showing the rest of the boat. Sorry to disappoint. It wasn't nearly as exciting to me as the masts, I guess. But I WILL eventually show a photo of our ship. smile Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Nov 2007, 07:55
Love the detail of the rigging in this shot Ginnie. It must be some ship to have three masts.smile
I'm not sure I would like to be perched in the crows nest though, they are very high up with not much to hold on to.smile
Ginnie Hart: You're probably right, Tracy. Are you afraid of heights at all? Donica is but I'm not and I think it would be fun to be perched way up there, if I felt secure. HA! Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 13 Nov 2007, 07:58
LOVELY!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Rags!
I like the crop that you have done here. You have focused all attention on which you want to show to us. I like!
Ginnie Hart: I love that harbor, José Angel! It was so fun to be there with you! Thanks.
  • david
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Nov 2007, 08:35
i would have hated to be the person to rig these ships in the old days! great to see though
Ginnie Hart: I agree, David. But I'm guessing that's part of the fun for those who enjoy sailboats. Thanks.
I love sailing but have never been on anything like this - would be a wonderful experience. I like the idea of a cruise with no schedules. ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Maybe one day we'll do a cruise where we don't schedule so many excursions. It ended up being less of a vacation because many days we had to get up at 6a in order to make our excursion on time. UGH. So I know what you mean. Thanks, Mike.
Great shot Ginnie ..
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Shakara.
It must be a fine sight to see this three mast schooner in a high wind.
Ginnie Hart: I know you're right about that, Wim! Thanks.
If you'd had sails you'd still be at sea now! Nice shot Ginnie, but it looks a bit dark on my monitor.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're right about still being at sea! Sorry this is too dark on your monitor. sad
  • Richard Trim
  • from dull driizzly Leicester-UK
  • 13 Nov 2007, 11:40
Yeh yeh ... we get the point Ginnie. Great shot. Scurvey and weevils were common-place in the 'days of sail'... Have things improved on cruise ships today? ha richard.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, they've improved considerably, Richard, I'm glad to say. smile Thanks.
great crop this way
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal.
These boats are so beautiful and a reminder of a more elegant, leisurely form of travel.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Ingrid. And probably a lot more hands-on hard work! Thanks.
Love the composition.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Mary.
  • Pilgrim
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Nov 2007, 13:48
Good masthead shot Ginnie. Old sailboats look romantic but were damned hard work for those aboard. How about a cruise on one of these? David.
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure you're very right about the hard work, David. It would be quite an experience to sail on one. They'd have to put me to work. smile Thanks.
A lovely and artful composition.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Red Pen. I can't tell you how many times I thought of you on the cruise when I saw unusual doors. You'll be seeing some of them. smile
Very nice artistic composition
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard.
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Nov 2007, 18:22
grin...
its almost abstract with the 3 sails against the sky...
Ginnie Hart: Yup, I agree, Sam. Thanks. smile
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Nov 2007, 19:34
That's lovely Ginnie, and so lucky you were able to get into the perfect position for taking the picture it isn't always easy. wink
Ginnie Hart: That whole day felt very lucky, Ellie, to tell the truth! Thanks.
I like it. Simple with the three masts, and complex with all the ropes. Like the fact that you have left out the boat, except for the masts of course smile
Ginnie Hart: Glad you found it okay to leave out the boat since that wasn't important to me. grin Thanks, Aksel.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Nov 2007, 20:53
Lovely capture Ginnie,the angle is great, you lucky one, you cannot ask the cruiseship captain to turn the darn thing to get the proper angle!
SC is working again tongue (this one Tracy tought me)
Ginnie Hart: HA! The cruiseship captain was several kms away at another harbor altogether. smile I love the icon Tracy taught you. Now you'll have to teach it to me. smile Thanks.
  • chris
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Nov 2007, 22:25
Ah, the sea dog in me likes this one Ginnie wink
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I bet, Chris! So glad. smile Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Nov 2007, 23:09
Silhouette like three master against the blue sky. I like how you framed it. Great picture.
Ginnie Hart: Three masters...I like that, Louis. Thanks.
Interesting view of a grand sailing ship, makes you want more.

Well seen Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Les.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 13 Nov 2007, 23:57
Ginnie, good framing and composition on this one. Traveling by sailboat might be just the thing to do. Keeping schedules is not all it is cracked up to be smile
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Kathryn. In fact, next vacation we're gonna try to NOT have stuff to do that makes us have to get up early!!! Thanks.
Nicely done Ginnie, I like very much !!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Zeb.

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