Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Put him in a long boat


What would a gathering of old salts be without a cacophony of sea-shanties to pipe them aboard?

20 comments:

Janice said...

And that's what ya do with a drunken sailor! Tra-la. Love sea shanties!

Kay L. Davies said...

Gorgeous boats, adorable old salts, and great old songs. Cacophony, I'm sure, but what fun!

Kay, Alberta

Julie said...

Fun, indeed. The entire festival, weather not withstanding, was a wave of intense pleasure and fun. And with the muffled city as a backdrop it was a moment of contemplation for me, which I treasured immensely.

Rinkly Rimes said...

You create great advertisements for Sydney! Next time I visit I must look-out for old salts!

brattcat said...

Oh, that last shot's a beaut. And now I've got sea shanties piping around inside my brain.

Julie said...

*grin*
That happened to me, also. Had the crowd been smaller, I would have jiggled around until I had the reflection just so ...

brattcat said...

Don't think you could have improved on it. As for the quote...not Silverstein. Rather one of those other children's book authors, who, rumor has it, lives in Brattleboro in the very shadow of Brattcat. (-:

Bill said...

Interesting combination of shots.

Ann said...

I'm in love. My dad used to have a converted wooden fishing boat, until he sold it and got a fibreglass one - just wasn't the same.

Julie said...

Wait 'til you see tomorrow's collage ...

Peter said...

One of those ropes in the last pic looks a bit frayed! What an interesting topic - thanks

TheChieftess said...

More delightful shots!!! Love your portraits of the musicians and boatwright!!!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

That last shot is a total winner. What wonderful textures.

J Bar said...

The craftsmanship is amazing.

lewi14 said...

Wonderful shots again. I like the photo with the boatbuilder very much.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Hey isn't that the same guy caressing the wood .. the shot that drew me in yesterday.

Julie said...

Yep, same old codger. He REALLLY loved that job. Those hands are so skilled ... different shot but. Not just cropped or anything ...

Francisca said...

This is truly old world charm...

Toemailer said...

Wonderful photographs,just real good!

kostas said...

Nice details.