Back to sea for this photo. Rodrigues is an island 650 km east of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean. That’s part of “Nellie” (the tall ship Lord Nelson) on the right.
“Watery” not online because it’s at sea, but because there’s a wavering, watercolour look to this photo. This is off the coast of Belgium, shot on a morning watch from the tall ship ‘Tenacious’ in 2006.
Isn’t this just the ideal tropical island view? Shot from the tall ship ‘Tenacious’ in June 2016.
“a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking”
from Sea Fever by John Masefield
I wouldn’t want you to get the impression that every “sunrise” at sea is like the one in yesterday’s post! This is in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, also taken while sailing on ‘Lord Nelson’.
One for Becky, who wants to see the amazing Indian Ocean sunrises. 🙂 The tall ship is ‘Lord Nelson’.
This is the second post in an occasional series called “The view from the window” — and, coincidentally, it features the same ship as in the first post! Daliconi is a small village in the Exploring Isles in Fiji, and was badly hit by Hurricane Winston in February this year.
I know what you’re thinking: why is Kaz inflicting this very dull view of office buildings on us? Look closer at the object with the red box around it.
It’s a tall ship!
In fact, it is MY tall ship, Tenacious, operated by the Jubilee Sailing Trust of Southampton, England. I helped to build this beautiful ship in the late 1990s when I lived in London, so feel quite proprietorial about her. I was one of 1,500 volunteers who pitched in over three years to sand and epoxy and paint and sweep and whatever. I’ve crossed the Atlantic in her twice, and in June this year spent two weeks sailing around remote Fijian islands in the ship.
Tenacious has now made landfall in Sydney on her first around-the-world voyage, and will be spending the next nine months in Australia.
I find it absolutely surreal that I can look from my office building in Sydney’s central business district and see this ship that holds so many memories for me.
(This is the first post in an occasional series to be called “The view from the window”.)