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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Royal Roads

After I'd had a good look at these clouds and taken this photo you can bet that I was packing up and heading for home. This is the body of water known as Royal Roads. It is offshore of Esquimalt Lagoon. For those of you not familiar with "roads" as a nautical term, here is what Wikipedia has to say:
The term Roads (short for roadstead), as applied to a body of water, is "a partly sheltered area of water near a shore in which vessels may ride at anchor". Signifying the safety of a port, the word "roads" in the nautical terminology of the day meant "a place less sheltered than a harbor where ships may ride at anchor."

5 comments:

Dar Gareau-Levy said...

Great detail in the clouds, and I love the two little boats on the horizon; puts the scale into perspective.

JoJo said...

Never heard of that before! And I was born/raised in a nautical area too (Cape Cod).

William Kendall said...

Very brooding!

I have heard that term used for an off shore area before, but had no idea why a road would be used in that context.

Stephanie said...

Love thr light on thr horizon.

Chrissy Brand said...

Whoah, what a sky shot!