Tuesday, August 12, 2008

D is for Departed in ABC Wednesday

The Tall Ships' Race has now Departed from Bergen to start the last leg of the race to Den Helder in the Netherlands. They lined up for a massive Departure in a long line, headed by the Norwegian ship "Statsraad Lehmkuhl" from Bergen, closely followed by the Russian ship "Mir" from St. Petersburgh. It has been a pleasure to have them here and the festivities in the city has been unparallelled (at least since the last time the Race visited Bergen). We wish them a happy voyage and hope they will return soon.


I can't possibly show you photos of them all now (although I think I have them), but here follows some close-ups of a few of the larger ones. The first one is of course our own "Statsraad Lehmkuhl".


Then comes "Mir"


The next one is the Norwegian ship "Sørlandet" from Kristiansand.


Which is followed by the third of the large Norwegian sailing ships, "Christian Radich" from Oslo.


Last in the parade, but not least, came the Mexican ship "Cuautemoc". It is famous for manning the yards with the sailors standing on the yards singing when entering a new harbour. The ship and its crew quickly became the favourites of the locals. It is worthy of a post all of its own...



Today's post is part of the the fourth round of ABC Wednesday. The founder, Denise Nesbitt, has changed the rules to make the system more practical, and has set up a new site where you can log on to Mr. Linky if you want to take part. There is also a no-comment blog where you can post a copy or short version of your post with a link-back to your original post for the full version and comments. Scanning through this no-comment blog will give you a nice Dictionary of Ds!

48 comments:

Ackworth Born said...

A lovely array of ships

I love the one shown next to the little lighthouse - really shows the scale of them.

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

A wonderfll post Runee!
I love those ships DEPATED from Vergen in Norway, your country has stolen our Hearts, we have been there once, But ships I like too, great post thanks.

Greetings from JoAnn

Visit my "D" here: www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com

Petrus said...

An impressive line up of ships - it must have been very exciting to watch them sail away ..

ArneA said...

You did it again!
Spectacular
You live at the right place this week
Believe you have rated the ships in the order of the post

leslie said...

A great way to incorporate viewing the tall ships' parade into our D-Day. Great post and photos!

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

Utrolig flotte bilder!

Aileni said...

You have made me very envious. Simply beautiful.

Louise said...

What sites to see. I'm so glad you shared these amazing pictures with your readers. I like the last one, too.

Texas Travelers said...

Departure is so sad.

Nice series of posts though.

Nice "D" today.
Our "D's" are Done, Click here.
Troy and Martha

Petunia said...

You're the man!!!
WOW!! Jeg rakk det ikke dessverre, men for en opplevelse du gir her!
Tusen takk!
Jeg er ikke med på ABC for tiden, men du kan se Bulle og meg sine store planer for Bergen på bloggen min!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Staselige seilskip. Så slike i Trondheimsfjorden for noen år siden og det var minnerikt. Fine bilder som vanlig :-)

ellen b. said...

What amazing ships those are. How wonderful to be able to view them and get photographs!!

Anu said...

Lovely photos of the ships. Departure is always sad for me.

My 'D' photo is up here.
Mumbai ABC Wednesday

CaBaCuRl said...

Wondrous array of magnificent tall ships for your D post.

me ann my camera said...

Wonderful tall ship photos!

Liz said...

I think I like Mir best. But what lovely photos. Those ships must have been an incredible sight.

CrazyCath said...

Fabulous fabulous ships. What beautiful shots you have of them.
Wonderful post.

Mine is up too.

photowannabe said...

A very impressive parade of ships. I would have enjoyed seeing them as they departed too. Great choice for letter D.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Magnificent ships!

Katney said...

I still want to go!

babooshka said...

Well done on such a fabulous collection for d of so many tall ships. Such a wonderful d to ive in.

PJ said...

Deeeeelightful!

Neva said...

A beautiful bevy of boats...er ships....nice.

Lara said...

wonderful photos! make me wanna travell!

Bear Naked said...

Your photos of the Departing ships are Delightful.
The Mexican ship certainly makes a Dramatic entrance into the harbour.
I can understand why they would become the favourites.

Bear((( )))

naturglede said...

Masse flotte bilder av vakre skuter fra gamle dager. Dette likte jeg, vet du:) Ha en fin ABC.

Lynette said...

You've got the best ABC Wednesday post, the absolute best!!!!

Gary said...

Fantastic D for departing - and delightful photo's too.

Great choice.

Thanks for the visit.
Gary
Bodge's Bulletin

Blue said...

I've really enjoyed your series of photo's over the last few days of the Tall ships. They are such wonderful looking crafts.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Excellent choice and a great way to end a series of posts. I can well imagine this sight would be a wonder to behold... I missed going last year and this year when they came to Liverpool England... I'll get there again I'm sure.

GMG said...

WOW! Magnificent pictures! Great post!

Denise said...

These ships come over our way later in the year. I'll have to take more notice. Great creativity here Runee!

Gordon said...

How I would love to have been there; they are magnificent .... and so are you photos!

nonizamboni said...

What a wonderful peek into a world we don't often see -- or hear like with the Mexican boat! And in spite of their size & beauty they seemed dwarfed by the beautiful landscape in your country.
Nice post for today!

Miss_Yves said...

Amazing ships, amazing shots...A real DREAM to see that!
Thank you for calling attention to my error about the link ...
Miss Yves

Tommy said...

Great pictures of the ships. You captured such details.

Nydia said...

The first photo is awesome! These sShips are lovely, and the fun must have been great watching them!

Great choice!

Kisses from Nydia.

hpy said...

The same vessels were in Rouen in July.

raf said...

A beautiful collection of photos from all those Tall Ships on their visit to Bergen. I like the lines and rig of the smaller vessel, Loyal too. Thanks for the series, Rune.

Annie said...

Thanks for sharing these tall ships for us..a great post! And thanks for visiting my post too! Glad you liked the mother - son Devotion photo too!

Annie

Kim said...

I love tall ships. We have one here in Chicago, and once a year a bunch of them come. They are so much fun.

AphotoAday said...

That's quite a ship, and you really had a good vantage point for the shots...

We have a great sailing ship here in San Francisco -- the Balcutha -- I've only been aboard once, but it's about time for another visit...

Dick said...

Wow, beautiful shots

Nydia said...

Nah... You look too young to be my late dad's age! He was born in 1915! A very fun and young at hear man, though!

Nydia said...

Re re comment: So he's a young boy! :) My dad died at the age of 86, of prostata cancer, after a very good life. Sometimes I dream with him dancing with me like in the old times, it's good!

GranmaL said...

These are all very lovely.

Gemma said...

You have the greatest pictures here. Also like your blog banner.

Paulie said...

Majestic tour! I would have enjoyed seeing them all in person. . . wondering if that is a little lighthouse by the 2nd one.