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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Ahoy me hearties!

You don't expect to see one of these on a morning walk



especially as there are usually no boats at all in the Bay






I somehow think this will end up in a painting one day!




and no pirates in sight....

there was an ole sea dog though








27 comments:

  1. Wow, that is interesting! Kind of alarming, where are the pirates? I expect a fab painting now, Ann! :)

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    1. I know Judy, I kept looking for Jack Sparrow!...but apparently pirates don't dress as pirates these days.lol. As for a painting of it, I'm already planning and thinking maybe a Turner-esq type style.

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  2. What an experience to see one of these boats/ships. Looking at it, one can envision pirates hanging on the ropes and scurrying on the deck. What fun!

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    1. Thanks Ann - I kept looking for them that's for sure!

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  3. Is this the 'Matthew' built in Bristol? It looks similar if not. A beautiful example of traditional craftsmanship and engineering.

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    1. Hi Bella, It could well be the Matthew, it is due to sail from Padstow to Newlyn around the 12th March, so could be making its way down there. I remember when it was built a few years ago now and we saw it sail for the first time up the Bristol Channel, we lived in Portishead at the time.

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  4. I saw one of these tall ships while on a cruise this winter. Thanks for reminding me...

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    1. There really is something about actually seeing them sailing isn't there Pat....gives me goosebumps!

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  5. this must have been quite a view!!!

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    1. It was Edgar...such a surprise first thing in the morning!

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  6. WOW-you do live in a wonderland. You have to do a painting of this.

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    1. Yes Chris, it's sometimes a bit weird here! lol...I'm going to do a painting....hopefully!

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    1. Hi CJ, Glad I posted this...everyone seems to have enjoyed seeing it too:)

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  8. What a fun sighting. My DH would love it. He loves wooden boats and he loves tall ships. Wow!!! And I thought it was a painting when I first saw it. LOL

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    1. Yes it was a great surprise Lynn. I'm going to do a painting - hopefully doing it justice..lol.

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  9. Uhhh, that looks almost scary, but I hope you will get a nice oainting out of this :-)

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    1. I hope so too Jane....at the moment I have a couple of versions in mind, I'll probably end up doing lots of pencil sketches before I finally settle on something.

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  10. Extraordinary boat! It would make a wonderful painting, as would your cute 4 legged friend!
    Happy Painting.
    Nora

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    1. Hi Nora, yes it is different! I'll be doing a painting before long.

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  11. Hmmmm...was it a ghost ship?!?

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    1. Haha...yes it might have been - at least it has disappeared today!

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  12. Way cool! Did you think you'd been transported back in time without your knowing about it? LOL

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    1. Hi Robin, now that would have been weird!...although on the other hand....lol

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  13. Ann, how fabulous is that?
    Love the ship and I would hope you squeeze it into a few paintings!

    if I can help ease your PF getting lost, shoot me an email! xx

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    1. Hi Pat, yes it will appear somewhere, somehow for sure. Thanks so much about PF, if I have a problem I'll let you know. One thing I have had today was an apparent email being sent out from my hotmail...but I didn't send it. Had quite a few comments (thanks everyone who has let me know).

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