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Saturday, June 28, 2008

OMG, it's NOT Johnny Depp....

Well, when the Tall Ships are in port you can expect pirates and maidens should beware. As well as pirates, there is a pirate school for kids, face painting, lessons in knots and other activities.But the festival is really all about these splendid ships. In a time when we are becoming more painfully aware of our gasoline powered abuse of the environment and its high costs, these wonderful wind-powered machines serve as a reminder that environmentally harmless devices can be beautiful as well as functional. Below is the Adventuress, a schooner from our neighbors in Port Townsend, Washington, with the mountains of the Olympic Peninsula in the background. This photo was taken last night when the ships came out of the harbor into the Strait of Juan de Fuca to engage in a mock cannon battle.

5 comments:

Nathalie said...

I came for Johnny Depp (at least I thought it was him from the thumbnail) but your last photo of the schooner with the snowcapped mountains as a backdrop is what I'll remember of this post.

What a fantastic image !

Nathalie said...

I scrolled down to your previous posts and really enjoyed them, with special kudos for the Swallowed Anchor - thanks for making it clear it wasn't part of a theme park, I was tempted to think otherwise!

Nathalie said...

I also left a comment on a few other posts.

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

I love the serenety of the bottom picture and the lively picture at the top. Great pictures and great blog I enjoy visiting.

Greetings from Bandung.

raf said...

Super images and posts on the Tall Ships, Ben. I've come to know the Adventuress profile at sea and it caught my eye immediately. Will soon return with more comments. Thanks for sharing. Your blog is truly one of the best!