Sunday, September 28, 2008

heave to me hearties!

I have mentioned before how alluring tall ships are to me.... the romance of a bygone era, the courage of those early seafarers, the craftsmanship of the ship builders and the sheer aesthetic beauty of these ships really does it for me! So imagine my delight on hearing that the Portuguese Navy Training vessel Sagres would be paying us a visit.

Along with half of Port Elizabeth, it seems, we went there this afternoon, and smuggled our cameras into the harbour to capture her beautiful lines (har har very punny, but seriously, speaking of lines, those thick white ropes everywhere were very impressive!)
So here is a bunch of pix to share the joy, so to speak!


sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! Those pictures of this amazing ship are stunning, Suzi!
I think I never seen a ship like this before. Thanks for sharing.

And I would like to thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog anniversary. I enjoyed very much to do this collage.

dot said...

Your pictures are always amazing! I would not have been surprised if you had also captured a pirate.

Suzi-k said...

hehe dot, given the number of times i have written about crime here, I guess that is a possibility!

Sheila said...

Great photos Suze..!
I married my Portuguese pirate..LOL
We get 'tall' ships visit Toronto harbour, but I've never seen this one. When we were in Portugal we visited the town of Sagres (also the name of a good Portuguese beer BTW) it is where a lot of famous and historic voyages began, which probably explains the name of the ship.

Neva said...

I like your ships, too.