Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sunday still: Maritime Technology


a Sextant

mirrors in a light house



Polynesian boats






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Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Technology
Posted in Sunday Stills Challenge of the Week, the next challenge with tags Sunday Stills Challenge on December 6, 2009 by Ed

Thanks for all the well wishes, it has been a fun year and I’ll try to keep the challenges coming. Most will be new but we may revisit some of the old ones too.

Now on to this next weeks challenge, Technology, this can be just about anything electronic that makes life a bit easier or in some cases a pain in the butt..:-))

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Auckland prides herself to be the city of sails, and is reputed to have more boats per capita int he world. So when the America's cup comes, Aucklanders are very excited.

In 1995, Peter Blake led the NZL32, the boat Team New Zealand sailed to America's Cup victory at San Diego in 1995. Peter has been regarded as New Zealand's finest yachtsman. Sadly he met his premature death. He was murdered by pirates on the Amazon River in Brazil a little over eight years ago.

Today, I went to view the Blue Water Black Magic - A Tribute to Sir Peter Blake, at the Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum on Auckland's waterfront

For this weekend's challenge, I will devote photos to the incredulous yacht that made every New Zealander proud, and some of the maritime equipment.

18 comments:

Ed said...

Old tech meets new tech, very cool..:-)

wenn said...

interesting..

maggiescamera said...

I like how you thought of old technology a different approach on the theme!

Barry said...

That was a post that was both fun and educational. I loved it.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Ann, very interesting pics. Love that boat. Always have loved boat too. Have a beautiful Sunday, Lee.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

This is a remarkable post reflecting your indepth knowledge and research.

Very educational. Thanks.

SJ said...

wow to NZ's boat

A smile from SJ =)

Sherri said...

Great submission to this week's challenge. Informative and very enjoyable.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Very interesting Ann! :)

moresecretwhispers said...

interesting take on this weeks challenge, i enjoyed your post
the sail boats are beautiful

Rhonda Stansberry said...

Enjoyed your perspective on this!

flowerweaver said...

That's beautiful, Ann. A lovely boat and story, and wonderful photos too.

Holly said...

Gorgeous selection and very interesting post!

Elizabeth Gaye MacDonald said...

Very interesting article, and great narrative photo's go accompany your story. I was quite intrigued by the torpedo like dagger board. I loved your take on technology.

Gaye

Tammy said...

Thanks for the education! Good pics!

JOE TODD said...

I love the ocean,ships, etc. Great post.

Brenda said...

I love the one that looks like an old sail boat, without the sails.

Dave said...

I liked your maritime theme Ann with the story of Peter Blake. Quite a bit on TV lately huh? - Dave