Friday, July 25, 2014

Singing in the Shrouds


The crew had manned the rails for a bit of singing when "Statsraad Lehmkuhl" entered the harbour. She is the Norwegian Queen of the Seas.


Here she is full-size


 "Christian Radich" from Oslo is making ready for mooring.


Something small - something large. The passenger ferry "Beffen" has been crossing the harbour for a century.


Not all the ships were that tall...


Some didn't even have masts.

16 comments:

Becky Jerdee said...

What a delightful post, Rune! Enjoyed the boat parade :)

Dina said...

Your post brings me much-needed joy.
Such beauty there is in ships and boats.
What a choir!

John said...

Or 'frigging in the rigging' as we say.

perambulatingphotographer said...

Those old sailing ships are so majestic. We have just had one of the worlds largest visiting Copenhagen.

Valerie said...

The men look so tiny on those rolled up sails! Beautiful shots of all the boats and that lovely clear water...

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a beautiful ship and clear, blue skies, Rune!! And the men do indeed look SO small!! Superb captures for the day and a wonderful start for mine!! Thank you for sharing the beauty!! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

Banjo52 said...

I get seasick, but if I could do big boats, ocean boats, majestic boats . . . You make me want to be part of this. Then again, I'd probably find a way to sink the damn thing.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A wonderful parade of ancient vessels, all finely photographed. Standing up there in the rigging with the sun shining looks great fun - not so good when taking sails down in a gale though!

Irene said...

Utrolig vakkert skute. Har ennå ikke fått muligheten til å se den "live". Fint å få se den gjennom din kameralinse, Rune!

Ha en fortsatt fin sommer!

Irene

Irene said...

Må tillegge at det var Statsraad Lehmkuh jeg siktet til. Christian Radich har jeg faktisk seilt med :)

EG CameraGirl said...

What a sight it must be to see the sailors singing from the masts! I love seeing the various types of oats in the harbour.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos! I've seen the "Christian Radich" in person. She was involved in a Tall Ships even and stopped here in Dana Point Harbor in Southern California.

RIZALENIO said...

Wow!

Like scenes on a movie! Very nice images.

katney said...

What fun! I would love to see it one day.

Jane Hards Photography said...

We do have a Viking long boats race, but not tall ships. Unfortunately. They look so great against blue skies.

Petra Pavlátková said...

Beautiful boats, all of them! :) It must be something to see them in real! I admire those crew men climbing up and even higher, to hear them singing must have felt special.

Great captures!