Sue of ‘A Word in Your Ear’ blog, has given us the word ‘Boat’ for this week’s challenge. I’ve been on many boats in my life, from little kayaks, to cruise ships, and once on the ‘RMS Windsor Castle’, which carried us from England to South Africa in 1970 when we started our adventure here as new immigrants. This ship was the last Union Castle passenger liner, and was taken out of commission in 1976. We had a lovely voyage, with lots of entertainment, including a disco every night. There was a party for all the children, and here is our sweet little 2-year-old daughter Mandy with her balloon.
Every day I see container ships from my bedroom window, and I often wonder what goods they’re carrying and how often their crew members get to see their families back home. It must be a very tough life.
I have a few lovely boat photos, so thought I’d put these into a gallery. Click on any pic to view.
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Great choice of pictures. I love the one of your daughter. She looks just like you! 🙂 What great memories. 🙂
Thanks, Marsha. Yes, so long ago now, but as you say, “Great memories.” 🙂
Nice display of photo’s … love boat shots.
Thanks so much, Issy. 🙂
What a wonderful collection!
Thank you. 🙂
Gorgeous boats, Adin. The first picture is precious in many ways.
Thanks so much, Imelda. Yes I love this pic of our little daughter. 🙂
You have lovely collections of boats.
Thank you. I’m glad you liked them all. 🙂
Thanks for sharing your collection of boat images Love it 🙂
I’m so glad you enjoyed them, Jake. 🙂
Really love all the boat shots Sylvia!
Thanks, Phil. 🙂
wonderful boats , Lovely pictures , 😀
Thanks so much. 🙂
Such a great “boats” gallery… love them… 😀
Thanks, Bams. 🙂
Fabulous pictures as ever Sylvia and thank you so much for your comment on Facebook. Wasn’t sure how to reply.. Bit of a novice with all of that. 🙂
Thanks, Adrian. Facebook is a bit of a mystery sometimes. 🙂
Wow, that’s a lot of boats. Imagine you suffered from seasickness 😉
Yes, but fortunately I never had sea sickness. 🙂
Given your travels and locations near the water, oh boy … you probably had many photos from which to chose. Great set!
Thanks, Frank. Yes I do have many more photos floating around. 🙂
such wonderful boats ad, and all the adventures they speak of, i love boats too!
Thanks so much, Christine. 🙂
You not only met the challenge with your excellent gallery of boats, but exceeded and excelled with your photos. WOW. Thanks for all your likes and comments on my blog, too.
Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Ruth. It’s always a pleasure to visit your blog. 🙂
Love the Li River boats especially AD . Something timeless about them .
Your felucca boats bring back a lovely sunset trip we enjoyed in Luxor floating along that iconic River Nile .
Thanks, Poppy. The Li River is a very special place, and I’m so glad we were about to go there. 🙂
What an amazing trip you must have had leading you to a new life and adventures! 😀
Oh yes, Dianne; we could never have guessed how our life here would turn out, as the three of us sailed across the ocean all those years ago. 🙂
Beautiful collection !
Thank you. 🙂
my pleasure ! 🙂
Fantastic boat captures that you’ve been able to experience throughout the world. Beautiful post.
Thanks so much, Emily. 🙂
Nice variety of boats pictures you have. I do not see boat often but see trains near by. I am wondering the same thing for people who work on the train. The different is the time away from their home is probably much shorter than those on the big cargo boats.
Thanks a lot. Yes, I think the cargo ship workers are away for many months every year. 😦
I’m loving Venice. Duuuuuuuuuuuuude. It looks so awesome and I bet the food is even better, especially if you’re having it on a boat 🙂 But I my favorite would probably be your first picture … the black and white one of your two-year old at the party.
Thanks, TG. I also love that happy little face. Too cute. 🙂
Wonderful variety of boats from beautiful places. I would be happy sailing in any one of them.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks so much, Francine. 🙂
what a wonderful collection of boats in fabulous locations!
Thanks, Heather. Glad you enjoyed them. 🙂
These are great. I tried to like a few individual photos but after the first one it wouldn’t let me.
Thanks so much, Jo. Glad you liked them all. 🙂
Ah the Windsor Castle, I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to SA in 1975, 10 days of absolute fun! Never understood why some people went for the flying option when the government were paying?!
I agree with you, Sue. Lots of games, dancing, good food and vino. 🙂
Reblogged this on Spiritual challenges .
Thanks for the reblog, Stefan. 🙂
Your daughter was so precious in this picture…when they are young…just nothing compares♥
She is still so precious, Laurie, and has two teenage children of her own. How time does fly. 🙂
Funny how I’m drawn to the natural world more than the boats or buildings. Those hills in the two China shots are fascinating. I can only imagine all the wonders you’ve seen.
That doesn’t surprise me one bit, Gunta. 🙂
I am fascinated by how you organize your photos! WOW!!!
“There’s nothing––absolutely nothing––half so much worth doing as messing about in boats.” Kenneth Grahame, The Wind In The Willows
I remember Mr Water Rat said that in ‘Toad of Toad Hall’. I was Toad in our school production. 😀
What a fabulous series! My favourite is definitely the first two from China. They are just stunning. And I love the one of your daughter too. 🙂
Thanks so much, Inga. 🙂
I loved the Castle ships. When I was young we went to Cape Town and back to Durban a few times – just like living in another country. Very nice assortment, AD.
Thanks, adee. Glad you enjoyed these. 🙂
Super shots, I love the little boats lined up on the beach at Phuket and of course your little girl.
Thanks, Gilly. 🙂
I enjoyed your beautiful selection of boats…now I’m heading for dry land!
Hahaha……..Do you feel safer on terra firma? 🙂
Such a serie of boats ! I understand that you must have experienced a lot in your life, not least during all your trips around the world !
I love the photo from Venice lagoon // Maria 🙂
Thanks so much, Maria. 🙂
I’ve only been on a few boats in my life, but the worst one was a power boat on the Vaal, in the middle of a storm. Just as well it was a short trip – otherwise I might have been as sick as a dog!!!
Lovely pics AD 😉
Many years ago, we had friends who had a power boat on the Vaal. It was a great day out, until they’d had too much to drink and then it got a bit scary. One of these guys actually wrote himself off in his car, a few years later. 😦
As they say, don’t drink and drive, rather smoke and fly.
Alcohol and motorised equipment should never be mixed, yet so many people do it so often. Until that one time…
Impressive lot of floaty thingies – but no ‘proper’ sailboats! 🙂
This is true, Col. I’ll leave that to you. 🙂
Always wanted to sail on the Nile… now that photo has me itching to go…. but probably not in a felucca….
I didn’t go in one either. We were on a cruise ship. Much safer. 🙂
Thanks so much. 🙂
A lovely set of photos as usual AD… love the sunset in Venice…
Thanks, bulldog. 🙂
All of them are beautiful but i am the most drawn to the sunset in Venice… 🙂
Thanks so much, Esenga. Yes that sunset was the best I’ve ever seen, and I have several photos of it, all different. 🙂
Good one! Love the pastels in the La Spezia image.
Thanks, Ray. I rather like them too. 🙂
Lovely boats AD! Make me long for summer.. 😀
Thanks for sharing hon. *big hugs*
It won’t be too long till summer, Sonel. 🙂
The colour of the water at Lake Titicaca is an incredible shade of blue:)
Yes it is. 🙂
Another great collection! 🙂
Thanks so much. 🙂
Beautiful pictures especially the water colour in Phuket Thailand. The photo’s of the Li River in China look almost as though they are paintings! Lovely post and pictures AD
Thanks so much, Gail. Nice to see you again. 🙂
With wind some boats can still go, but if the wheels battery is flat it is “no go” 🙂
This is very true, newsy. 🙂