14 August 2014

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY THREE a

Here we are at Thursday again and The Challenge has been made.  The prompt?  WATER (shipping, sports, rivers, oceans...)

W A T E R...S H I P P I N G...!!!

Regulars will know by now that I am surrounded with the stuff.  What to pick.....


























The Vital Spark is part of folklore in these here parts. The tales written were fictional - but based on some likely characters of the region - you only have to ride one of the modern ferries to meet the sort of personality! This vessel was used in the television series. Here she now rests at Inverary, unkempt and unused...

It's two weeks till Last Thursday, so here's one which has been 'adjusted'...get yours ready! (Could have used this for 
Wings on Wednesday too - but have plenty where this came from...Eider Ducks on Dunoon Bay.)


























...and just because I couldn'ae resist, please enjoy these Scottish Shanties and a tour 'doon the watter', given by the cast who had played in the original Para Handy Series - Dunoon gets mentioned here and there! (Sadly the Vital Spark herself was not used for this particular film - but if you are curious, follow the links at the end...)


15 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Ah, I do love the ships -- beautiful even under gray skies!!Hope your week is going well!

Joanne Noragon said...

Fabulous red and black and reflections.

Bill Nicholls said...

Like the three master though it looks like it needs some TLC

Leora said...

Your photo of the ships is quite stunning - great composition with that red popping out among the grays.

Indrani said...

Gray may be yet they look so pleasing!
Great Scottish shots!

Melody Steenkamp said...

wonderful Yam... surrounded by water....is quit differet from what i'm surrounded by every day ;-)

Lancelot Quadras said...

Both the captures are pleasing to the eye.

Hanny said...

I love water, I love boats, I love mountains. Therefore: a gorgeous photo!

janiceadcock said...

Greeting, Yam. Beautiful photos. There is so much to see in the first and love the simplicity of the second.

fredamans said...

Love the harbor shot!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots, very nice.

Dory and the Mama said...

Beautiful choices!!!

SquirrelQueen said...

It is sad to see a vessel like the Vital Spark falling into disrepair. Wouldn't it be great if someone would show her some love? Great picks for the water theme.

Bikramjit Singh Mann said...

beautiful pics and i loved those boats .. I hope to buy one some day and then sail away into the distance away from the mad mad world :)


Bikram's

altijdmooiweer said...

I like your pictures, great shots!