Tuesday, August 11, 2009

D is for Davit in ABC Wednesday

Wikipedia says it like this:

A davit, (dā'vət, dă'vət), is a structure, usually made of steel, which is used to lower things over an edge of a long drop off such as lowering a maintenance trapeze down a building or launching a lifeboat over the side of a ship.
As you can see, they come in different sizes for different ships...





Today's post is an entry in the FIFTH round of ABC Wednesday, the meme initiated by Denise Nesbitt.

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43 comments:

Gallow said...

I really like the composition of the first photo. I really like the white tires on the wall as a divider between the land and the sea.

Barbara Martin said...

Great photos, and now I've learned another new thing, RuneE. I wondered when you would be posting more water vessels.

Anne-Berit said...

Veldig fine bilder,og der lærte jeg noe nytt igjen.Visste ikke at det var det det hette,det de firer ned livbåtene med.
Ha en fin dag:o))

Malyss said...

Seing your pictures, It seems to me that I'm hearing this special creaking that boats make when they are moving..I like the light of the first picture, and every details of both of them: the ropes, the pulleys, the winches..I even hear the wind through the ropes and along the flag..Humm, delicious sea breath!

Jeni said...

You know how much I enjoy viewing all your pictures but I'm thinking maybe in a previous life or something, I was either a sailor or fisherman or some person who had something to do with the sea because you many photos of boats and water totally capture my interest. And, if you stop by my place, you'll see I have given you an award too. Who knows, maybe people who read my blog who've never seen yours before will take my advice and come visit!

mrsnesbitt said...

So lovely Rune! Love the whole composition!

Hyde DP said...

Davit - what a lovely and useful word.

photowannabe said...

Thanks for the new word lesson today. Your colors are so vivid and beautifulin the boat shots.

Jay - agent112778 said...

nice pix

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Hi RunE !! These are some fantastic shots !! I loved it yes loved it..Great..Unseen Rajasthan

ArneA said...

Davit and David.
We are both part of the game tonight

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Og de var ikke rent lite fine de to der heller! :o)

Reader Wil said...

As a sailor's daughter and an ex-sailor's wife I always feel attracted to the sea and ships, so these two photos are brilliant! Thank you!

James said...

I really enjoy seeing the wonderful boats that you photograph so well.

Ida said...

Åh, det visste jeg ikke... ;)
Lærte noe nytt jeg, her og nå.
Det andre bildet er en vakker illustrasjon av D'en din, Rune. :)

Dagrun said...

Er det Statsraad Lemkuhl? Flott både livbåt og stor båt og jammen visste jeg ikke hva en Davit var...

Mari said...

Ships again... It´s garanted, I like :-D

Dina said...

Thanks for the new word.
Boats look so different from the bottom and when they are out of the water. Beautiful.

Janie said...

This is a new word for me. Interesting, with great illustrations.

Reader Wil said...

Hi Rune, me again. There is a similarity in many Frisian and Norwegian words. I said that to one of the people at the reception. I said:" oh that looks like Norwegian ". Then she started to speak Danish before we knew we were engaged in a Norwegian/ Danish conversation. She is a real Frisian woman.

foto CHIP *Birgitta* said...

Finfina foton igen. Färgerna och träet kommer fram så fint i första och i det andra fotot gillar jag vinkeln och båtarna parallella med varandra - och naturligtvis den blå och vita kontrasten

imac said...

Nice photos my friend, just like lowering of the tenders from Saga Ruby.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific shots, gorgeous colors, great composition! And in addition to enjoying the beauty, I learned a new word! Thanks for the beauty and the lesson, Rune!

Sylvia

Babooshka said...

I do a lot of crosswords and this word always pops up. That is the only reason I know what it is. Very useful they are too, and as always very colourful.

Anne said...

Jøss så flott, båter av tre har en en helt egen sjarm de ja, uten tvil!!
Mye mer sjel.

Slutte med pasienter du din tulling, livet mitt det jo!! og har vel vært mye av ditt også, selv om vi opererer litt i hver ende du vet...

Men hekta på bilder, å ja....,
men en kan bli litt rar i hodet .-)) kolleger snakker om det og det de har sett på tv..., ser ikke en dritt jeg (vel, er jo faktisk mye dritt de ser også da etter min mening), men men en tar selv sine valg.

Utrolig takknemmelig for skryt i fra deg i alle fall, det vet du betyr ekstra mye for meg, blir stolt som en hane (høne) jeg da og vokser vel litt i lengden også vil jeg tro.

Nå natta snart for meg, så en nattakos du får.

Sistertex said...

Never have I seen a sky so blue! Just beautiful!

PERBS said...

Your photography is excellent. I especially loved the perspective of the second one.

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful pictures, and I am glad now to know what a davit is..a land lubber here.

Tumblewords: said...

To see such exquisite photos of the sea's travelers is a true delight! Thank you!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Davit is a new word for me. In the past I've called it the thingy that lowers the rowboat into the water. I MUST remember davit. ;-) Both photos show very clearly what a davit is. Excellent!

Grace and Bradley said...

What vivid color of your photos. when I was crazy about sail boat, I saw many big sail boats with davit in the back for their dingy. We have finally made back to Taiwan and ended our holiday on Cape Cod.

Roger Owen Green said...

new word and beautiful pictures!

Jama said...

learn something new today!

Rose said...

Beautiful photos as always, RuneE; I've learned another new nautical term today!

Jay said...

Your photos of boats and harbours are just stunning! Davit is a great choice for D too!

lynnwiles said...

The colors and composition of the first shot is extraordinary. So much to look at and simple all at once.

Leslie: said...

It's always good for a teacher to learn something new every day. Great post - come on by! :D

AVCr8teur said...

I would like to take a ride on the ship in your 2nd photo.

Rambling Woods said...

Thank you for your kind comment on my damselfly photos, that meant a lot to me....as always, I love your photos and I see a different perspective on taking photos when I view them....Michelle

Trillium said...

Refreshing, exhilarating, could feel the salt spray on my face.
Your photos are joyful. Sailing vessels are so beautifully designed to work with nature...

Tristan said...

Vi skal til Bergen i høstferien ett par dager og håper på fint fotovær og mange gode bilder slik som disse to.

Elisabeth said...

Flotte bilder! Jeg ble så inspirert at jeg måtte legge ut noen "maritime" bilder selv! Ta gjerne en titt, her: http://elisafoto.blogspot.com/2009/09/sail-away-with-me.html

Leif Hagen said...

Hei RunE! Just hittade din VISUAL NORWAY blog idag! Vilka fina fotos - kjempa flott! Hilsen fra Hagen med EAGAN daily photo i Minnesota, USA