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#395887 - Sun Nov 04 2007 01:06 PM This week's theme is boats.
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Sail boats - Liners - Toy boats - Model boats- Canoes. All kinds of craft that travel on water.
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#395888 - Sun Nov 04 2007 01:49 PM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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Here is a pontoon boat that took us on a tour of Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park.

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#395889 - Sun Nov 04 2007 04:08 PM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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Boats I think I can do, in fact I will be spoilt for choice.
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#395890 - Sun Nov 04 2007 04:20 PM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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Herewith one of the many boats that roam around Sydney harbour- this is one of the smaller public transport ferries.



The building in the background also has sails, but does not seem to go anywhere...
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#395891 - Sun Nov 04 2007 05:20 PM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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A traditional junk at dusk in the harbour'
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#395892 - Mon Nov 05 2007 03:42 AM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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This is the ferry The Interislaner. It crosses Cook Strait between the North and South Island


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#395893 - Mon Nov 05 2007 09:55 AM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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In the other photo thread you mentioned that your boat goes downhill. If your boat goes downhill in New Zealand, peggy5, then I can see that Oz's goes uphill in Australia! *chuckle*
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#395894 - Mon Nov 05 2007 10:37 AM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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Well, since I have not had time to drive up to the lake to get pictures of traditional boats, here is a unique boat -- a gravy boat!



Oh, by the way, it does float in the dishwater!


Edited by Jar (Fri Nov 09 2007 11:27 AM)
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#395895 - Mon Nov 05 2007 10:58 AM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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Ha! I'm laughing out loud (LOL) at the boats going up and down hill!

Here's a tour boat we took when we visited the Channel Islands National Park last March.

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#395896 - Mon Nov 05 2007 12:37 PM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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Maybe it's the ocean waves, or the tides djsgal!
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#395897 - Mon Nov 05 2007 11:27 PM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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Or tsunamis. Yikes!
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#395898 - Mon Nov 05 2007 11:39 PM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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Quote:



In the other photo thread you mentioned that your boat goes downhill. If your boat goes downhill in New Zealand, peggy5, then I can see that Oz's goes uphill in Australia! *chuckle*





Oh it is too

Maybe we will blame the tides rather than our camera skills

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#395899 - Tue Nov 06 2007 11:08 AM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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This photo was taken a few years ago a couple of days before Christmas. I may have linked to it back then before we were allowed to display any photos. It's always brought good memories. It was taken while I was sitting with a fellow bike rider on the Basingstoke Canal bank outside of a pub.

The weather being nice enough to sit outside and drink a pint at that time of year in England is rare. Rosie and Jim were so impressed that they can be seen looking at us out of the barge windows . (There aren't really any windows at all. It's all done with paint).

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#395900 - Tue Nov 06 2007 05:48 PM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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Because of the way Panama curves, the sun comes up over the Pacific. Here are some ships waiting waiting their turn to transit the Panama Canal.


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#395901 - Tue Nov 06 2007 06:04 PM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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December 2005, my husband and I took a cruise to the Carribbean and this was our ship, The Glory. This was taken while docked in Yucatan, Mexico.

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#395902 - Wed Nov 07 2007 03:44 AM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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This is one of those coastal tour boats, I couldn't believe how close it came to the beach.

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#395903 - Wed Nov 07 2007 03:50 AM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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This is the brig Stavros S. Niarchos, which is 60 metres in length with 45 metre masts. A brig is a sailing vessel with two masts, square rigged on both. Her maiden voyage was in February 2000, and a couple of years later I sailed on her around the Azores.

For a larger image see Stavros and for a picture of me climbing the mainmast see aloft


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#395904 - Wed Nov 07 2007 04:14 AM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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How much of that brig is under the water? It looks like there is a LOT above! Like it's just balancing on the surface. I love ships with sails, but I'm not able to ride the seas, if you know what I mean.
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#395905 - Wed Nov 07 2007 10:12 PM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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What a beautiful ship Picqero! What a trip that must have been. Not many people get a chance to sail a tall ship these days. I envy you.
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#395906 - Thu Nov 08 2007 07:06 AM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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Oh, picqero, that is SO cool! I'd love to get on a ship like that! This is a shot of a boat in the harbor at Roadtown, Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. In the background you can see some freighters.


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#395907 - Thu Nov 08 2007 11:08 AM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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Taken while riding on another boat on the St. Lawrence Seaway in the Thousand Islands.

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#395908 - Thu Nov 08 2007 01:07 PM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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Miss Windermere IV in the Windermere Steamboat Museum.

Apprently 4 World records were achieved in this, and it was recorded at a speed of almost 115mph on Windermere. (Which is 105 mph above the current speed limit.)
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#395909 - Thu Nov 08 2007 11:16 PM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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My sister and brother-in-law display this model narrowboat as a reminder of their vacation on one cruising the Trent system near Nottingham a few years ago.


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#395910 - Fri Nov 09 2007 08:39 AM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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Lossiemouth harbour. Behind the first wall is the harbour entrance. This seems to be the only boat away from the ones in the Marina.


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#395911 - Sat Nov 10 2007 02:36 AM Re: This week's theme is boats.
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This weeks slide show is here.
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