Tuesday, February 19, 2013

PT 235 - Letters, Words, Characters . . .



Amazing what a vacation can do for having something to blog about.
It also helps to have a day off and not be sick - southern pollen is a killer, be forewarned should you be visiting.

Back to the theme!
Carmi, the host (here), has provided a theme of Letters, Words, Characters

I thought the Balclutha was quite fitting for this! I knew the roman numerals were picture worthy!

The Balclutha is a ship on display as part of San Francisco's Maritime Museum, set around Hyde Pier. This ship is now in her 4th career - being a museum.  She started out as a cargo ship that ran between San Francisco and England.  She was used for awhile just on the West Coast - forgive me, I don' t recall exactly what function she served - I think it was Salmon and I believe it was between Alaska and California. Her third career was carrying timber from California to Australia. Another one of those things in life that make me go hmmmm... I would never have dreamed that Australia would need timber all the wayyyyyy from California. But they did!

While standing on board, listening to the docent share the history and some of the stories of the ship, I realized something: The bigger the boat, the less I notice the motion. Hubs has been telling me, if we had a bigger boat, I would not get sea sick.  Maybe hubs will have even a bigger boat one day!

Play along or take a journey through all the posts on Carmi's site...

Smiles!

7 comments:

smalltownme said...

Very nice!

Winston Smith said...

Awesome looking photos.

I wonder what the price would have been for a piece of lumber that sailed a third-way around the world?

Crazy.

Bob Scotney said...

Good shots. Hubs will not have too long to wait - The Chinese are building a new Titanic!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I would never have dreamed that Australia would need timber all the wayyyyyy from California. But they did!

Go figure!

Lucky ship, to have a 4th career. Great post!
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DougPhoto2009 said...

Nice capture.

Max Sartin said...

That's a beautiful boat, great shots of it!

Karen S. said...

Lining up for a ride!!!!