A Trip Around A Ship...

Posted by
Jeff & Pat (Pembroke Dock, ! Wales !, United Kingdom) on 7 May 2013 in Miscellaneous.

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Come on Jeff, you can't kid me that this is your family dingy :-)

7 May 2013 6:35am

@Doug: Well !! herself said come aboard and have a few Dubonnets and a bit of a craic, so how could I refuse ??. ;>)

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld (Old West Wales Boy), Germany

I bet they still use a tin or two of Brasso getting the old ship up to shape,even without Queenie on board !!

7 May 2013 9:12am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: As it happens there was the odd can around the place. ;>)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Ding, ding, all aboard for a trip round Leith!

7 May 2013 9:47am

@Curly: We didn't go for a cruise, but we did have a very nice cream tea,and it went down a treat. ;>))

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

will one be taking her out for a spin? :)

7 May 2013 10:42am

@grouser: I wish !!.

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Beautiful bell and coat of arms, and a lovely shot, Jeff.

7 May 2013 11:10am

@Jason Politte: Thanks Jason, the first shot I took of her was back in 1955 when I was 17 and she visited Milford Haven, I had a twelve foot rowing boat back then, and took sightseers for trips round her, I made enough cash in a week to buy my first outboard engine, so I said a quiet thank you to the old lady whille I was on board.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

This will be your other ship, then!

7 May 2013 11:38am

@CElliottUK: Yes we only use it when we fancy a spot of fishing . ;>))

cv from potenza, Italy

elle brille, on sent que le bâtiment ne manque pas de petites mains :)

7 May 2013 11:45am

@cv: Merci pour vos commentaires Veronique,avoir une bonne semaine. ;>)

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Hi Jeff, I know its silly Tuesday but did you borrow the Brittania from your relatives for your trip ..... you must have the right family connections. !!!!!!
Have a great day - Monika - are you still "swinging" when you walk .....

7 May 2013 1:58pm

@Shiva: Borrow !!. I'm from a long line of Welsh Pirates we ! TAKE ! what we want ...Swinging ??I trust you are talking about a Matelot's rolling gait . ;>))...Yup !

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

... and a nice ship it is!

7 May 2013 4:59pm

@Vaido: Hope you enjoy the tour around her.

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Ooh, beautiful shiny bell.

7 May 2013 5:21pm

@ursulakatariina: Glad I didn't have to polish it . ;>))

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Lovely composition - are we all invited to take a sail with you?

7 May 2013 5:38pm

@Ruthiebear: As long as you leave the stiletto heels at home...They play hell with the decking. ;>))

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Looks a well cared for boat too, that bell has some shine..

7 May 2013 8:10pm

@Ainsley: Spotless to say the least, and very interesting, even for me and i'm no royalist .

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Thanks Jeff, taking care of my education - now I know what a Matelot is (Googledoes it)

"What is a Matelot | Royal Navy Memories

A Matelot evolved into a crude combination of John Dillinger, Errol Flynn, Beau
Brummel and Valentino – a swashbuckling – beer-swilling – lovemaking – LIAR!

Good, that I am an "adult" - Have a nice evening and thanks - Monika

7 May 2013 8:42pm

@Shiva: He's also a hairy assed Salty Sailorman...And those are just his good points !! . Almost the weekend again so enjoy whats left of the week . ;>))

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Love the bell, the thoughts of the Brasso, and the ingenuity of a young fellow earning funds for his first outboard motor. This is a great documentation, Jeff. ;D

8 May 2013 1:43am

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thanks, I still remember it with pleasure, it was a little Anzani and it saved me a lot of rowing . ;>)

Sharon Pleasants from Monroe, Louisiana, United States

Very "important" looking. :)

8 May 2013 3:09am

@Sharon Pleasants: The old Royal Yacht Britannia no less .

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Took some time shining that one up

8 May 2013 9:53pm