Nautical Doors

The Tall Ships have been and gone.

After much anticipation and massive preparations, 25 Tall Ships visited Halifax for a festive weekend July 30 – Aug 1. There were parties, concerts, picnics, ship tours and fireworks.

Led by Sail Training International, Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta is a transatlantic race of 7,000 nautical miles taking place over the course of five months in 2017. The race started at the port of Royal Greenwich in Great Britain on April 13.

It finishes in the port of Le Havre, France, which will welcome the grand winner between August 31 and September 3.

The Race route included stops in Portugal, Bermuda, the United States and Canada – coinciding nicely with Canada’s 150th Anniversary as a county.

From Halifax, 13 of the ships made their way to Lunenburg for the weekend of August 10-12. And what’s time we had!!

Alongside Lunenburg’s “shorter” waterfront (no high-rises here!), these tall masts seemed all the more impressive.

The party is over now. And we wish them all Fair Winds!

Linked with Norm’s Thursday Doors

Harmony

“You don’t get harmony when everyone sings the same note.” – Doug Floyd

  Here, wooden schooners are jockeying for position at the start line on a glorious July day. This is the Nova Scotia Schooner Races, Mahone Bay, 2015. The annual schooner races last a week, but this particular race day was dedicated to women skippers.  Each of these schooners had an able woman at the helm and they were racing for the Willa Creighten Memorial Cup. What a day!

A nod to International Women’s Day.

WPC – Harmony

Afloat

“There is nothing – absolutely nothing –

half so much worth doing

as simply messing about in boats.”

– Ratty to Mole in Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Graham

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Nova Scotia Schooner Races 2014 ,

just past the start line …..out of Riverport

Weekly Photo Challenge – Afloat

Water, water…..

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.
– e.e. cummings

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Photo of the start of Nova Scotia Schooner Association Race (July 2014), out of Riverport.

It was an absolutely spectacular week of races. In Nova Scotia, we are almost completely surrounded by water….nearly an island. Water plays a part in our lives everyday….our livelihood, our recreation, our scenery, our weather. It flavours the very air we breathe. It is our essence.

This post is in response to the daily assignment for Photo 101 – Day 3: Water