Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Ship To Shore


 I remember as a kid going to this park, in the city's south end, with my brothers
and standing by the shore and watching the ships and freighters come into the harbour.

Guess it stuck with me as I am still doing this.




















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  1. I scrolled down the photos fast, and almost like a movie, as the big freighter came closer, super last photo effects/ Greetings to all, Jean.

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    1. Hope you didn't get seasick Jean!
      The effects were a gentle 'posterize wash'.

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  2. These photos say Adventure to me... I can understand why you are drawn to this spot. :)

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    1. Maybe that was and still is Nancy. A real sense of adventure for sure as these foreign ships come and go.

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  3. I'm with you Jim I love watching ships coming in to dock and I love watching get filled with what ever they are getting.

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    1. Yes Davine, there is something about just watching them do what they do and head back out to sea.

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  4. I love these kinds of memories. Great series of images!

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    1. Thanks Mitchell. I used to think that one day I would stowaway on one of these and go to unknown far-away places. Glad I didn't because I later found I get seasick!!

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  5. Fantastic, to live where memories were created!

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    1. A lot of memories were created around here Sharon.....spent lots of time here for a few summers long ago. And look where I am! Still comi ng here.

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  6. These photos brought back fond memories of our time living on the Chesapeake Bay in MD. I could sit in our condo and watch the barges ply the bay.

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    1. There is something very relaxing about this.....watching these huge vessels come and go doing their business.

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  7. That's a beautiful view.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. This park Janie has magnificent views from 3 sides.....always something going on.

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  8. So much fun to watch those freighters and dream of the places they go.

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    1. Exactly Pat! I did this as a child and still do.....imagining the people who work these ships being so far away from their homes and coming to my city.

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  9. Hi Jim! Nice photos! I flipped though them fast, so it looked like a movie. I do get a little freaked when I see a ship by an island entering the harbor ~ can't help but think of the Halifax explosion!

    I love watching boats and ships of every kind. They always have an air of mystery about them. I went to a conference in San Diego several summers ago and was fascinated for hours watching them unload a Dole pineapple ship. A day or so later I saw them reloading it and watched it sail away to parts unknown. It was amazing to see how it all worked! Those semi trucks were going through like they were on a conveyer belt, and they either picked up or later off-loaded containers. And these huge magnets? were moving back and forth above the hold removing or later stowing all the containers. Having never seen anything like that before, I was mesmerized!
    I hope you're having a good week!

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    1. I can understand your trepidation Louise.....the explosion occurred further up the harbour right in the centre of things at the 'Narrows' where both sides are very close to one another.

      That must have been a 'trip' to watch all that pineapple being off-loaded! Quite the procedure I bet. A lot is happening at these ports 24/7 that most of us are totally unaware of.

      Having a good here and the same to you.

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  10. Omg-- I'm addicted to freighters. Truly weird I know-- I've kept a list of all the freighters we've seen in ports during our travels over the past 10 years or so. I get so excited when I see one twice-- (yes I'm weird like that!)
    Vicki

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    1. LOL! That would make two of us then, Vicki!!

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