Pointy masts

The masts and yards of “Lord Nelson” (seen here at anchor in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand) look spiky and pointy with no sails set.

March’s square theme is Spiky Squares (spiky, jagged, pointy, bristly, serrated, prickly, spiny, and/or barbed)


Square Sky 26: Rain over Rodrigues

Not a very inviting spot for shore leave.

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.

Square Sky December


Square Sky 12: A grey dawn breaking

A gloomy day at sea begins.

“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’.

Square Sky December


The view from the window: Tenacious in Fiji

Tenacious through the window of a church in Daliconi, Fiji

Tenacious through the window of a church in Daliconi, Fiji

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.


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