Saturday, September 21, 2013

Mar, check, Muntanya....tomorrow

Spent a good part of the day on and around tall ships.

How good is that!

See:

Masts, and lines and blocks....


There was a beautiful Portuguese boat there, built in '37 that used to go over to NFLD to go cod fishing, she even had some of the traditional gear on her, stored in a dory like they would have used....






The Kruzenshtern, the largest sailing vessel in the world, I think, German built, the Russians got it as booty after WWII, amazingly huge, rather frighteningly so, all too easy to get hurt working that boat.  And looking into the galleys?  Go with the Portuguese ship for eats I'd say....though there was a smaller Turkish boat that won the food category hands down by the look of the galley.


Kruzenshtern's masts, riveted plate!  The crew are aboard for 3 months, then a new crew arrives.  We think they are trainees for the merchant marine.


Kruzenshtern again, note the cameras...mother Russia, with love.


This crazy band was playing all over the place.  The Brazilian boat had music playing, then closed up the ship and sat on the stern quarter with a drum set, guitars and beer.  Ahhh Brazil!




Tomorrow, a walk in the mountains.

Life is very good indeed.

Now I just need to make friends with a kind hearted sailor who owns an underutilized Laser.

6 comments:

elpadawan said...

Pretty cool :). And you know it's a big ship when you can't even fit it all in the camera frame :).

Anonymous said...

Your Ma remembers the Portugese ships coming in to St John's. Especially a sailor trying to buy underwear for his wife, couldn't speak English but gesticulating how large she was. One big mama.
Sea Dog
Love that little boat in your last picture, what's the story on that?

oreneta said...

ElP, it is a HUMUNGOUS ship, if you ever get the chance.....GO!!!

Sea Dog, that is so cool, I'll tell X, maybe he'll tell the guys on the boat, they would think that pretty neat. Thought that was really neat. Beautiful boat too.

The last one is the hull of a traditional llantina, a boat fishing boat from this coast, but they usually have one single giant boom and sail that looks like nothing so much as an arab Dhow.... http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/Vela_latina.jpg

The guys, Catalanistes looking at the boats.....

oreneta said...

That wasn't clear, they have obviously re-rigged it.

featheredfibers said...

Fun day, indeed!

oreneta said...

T'was marvelous, and a bunch of friends went down too, our neighbours as well who have a 3 year old who loves EVERYTHING about boats.....he had an AMAZING time!