Grandma Barb’s This and That

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Fall and September have crept up on me.  It hasn't exactly felt like Fall with the 90 degree weather we have been having.  The heat wave has finally broken today.  I have been on the go since the 1st of September but finally have a day with nothing planned.  So it is time to get back to posting.  I'll show you a  few quite a few pictures from my vacation visiting the Tall Ships at Duluth.  I'm only going to feature one ship, the Sorlandet.  It is a Norwegian ship and was the largest and most impressive.  We waited in the rain for 2 hours to get  tour it.  There were a couple of friendly guys that shared their umbrellas with us.








A few shots from on board












This shot is from the harbor after it set sail with most of the sails raised.



Here it is on the left with another one of the tall ships and a couple of small sail boats


Hours later when we got back to our motel we could still see the ship far out on the lake from our balcony


You can see more details about the Sorlandet here

Linking to Tuesday Muse at A Rural Journey
&
Our World Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by.  I always appreciate your comments.
I will try to get caught up with all of you soon.
Until next time have a great week.

Barb

44 comments:

Vee said...

That is one beautiful tall shop! The sails alone look like those wonderful old paintings of ships. What a treat to be able to go on board and to see it sailing with most of its sails unfurled. Nice to have you back blogging.

W. Latane Barton said...

That is a magnificent ship. I think I would have waited that long in the rain to see it like you. How you been, Barb? Just love seeing your posts.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, my! it was an impressive sight, even before the sails were raised! nice!

Deanna said...

What a beauty and you have captured it's beauty brilliantly!!

Judy said...

I am jealous, we love seeing Tall ships. I would have stood in the rain too just to see them :)

Beth said...

The ship is beautiful! You got some great pictures.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow, so neat! It looks like something out of a movie!

Stephanie said...

Those are great shots of the beautiful ships.

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Sounds like you had a great summer. I enJOYed all your great shots. Some would look wonderful in a frame on a wall!

poppilinnstudios said...

Great photos, Barb.
Glad to hear the heat wave broke-it's here now! But, the weekend looks cooler-perfect fall weather.

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a beautiful ship! You were fortunate to get a tour of it and some wonderful photos. It's nice to see your post today. Blessings, Pam

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh isn't she a beauty, thanks for sharing her with us Barb!

Terri Buster said...

What a great ship- I've never been on one- how fun!

bailey-road.com said...

Love the tall ships. You got some beautiful shots on board.

Sally in WA said...

I really enjoy tall ships. They seem so graceful under sail.

Karen said...

What a grand ship! Terrific photos!

Betty Luckhurst said...

I absolutely love tall ships! Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Beautiful photos, Barb...that is quite a ship! I know what you mean about September sneaking up on you...I realized this afternoon, it really is fall...it just seems like summer!

Brian King said...

What a beautiful ship! Very impressive! I've never seen one of these on the water. Great shots!

Pondside said...

How beautiful! We missed the Tall Ships when they were on this coast, and I've regretted it every time I've seen photos such as yours. I can imagine that it must be quite an adventure to sail on one!

Michelle said...

I love seeing those tall ships! So majestic!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Fabulous photos - what an amazing ship.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

You took some really terrific shots! These ships are amazing!

Our photos said...

Beautiful ships photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Nancy said...

Would love to see something like this in person -- love the woodwork.

Thanks for sharing at TM this week Barb. We've missed you. :)

Lynn said...

super impressive shots...I am always so impressed on these types of ships, their age but more on how well preserved they are..what a fantastic tour.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Beautiful photography of a great sailing ship ~ patience to wait in the rain ~ wow! ~ carol, xo

Debbie said...

WoW...what impressive ships, you photographed them beautifully!!

there is an out door ship museum in mystic, ct. that you would love!!

EG CameraGirl said...

What fun to tour this tall ship!

Karen Frost said...

Oh, those are just magnificent! What a treat to see them in person! Love the tour - thank you for sharing. xo

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Those ships are amazing and to think that most if not all of my European ancestors traveled on them to arrive here in the land of plenty and freedom. Mine are all from Sweden or Denmark on all sides of my family. I know my family history way way back. My Mom made sure I knew it which I am grateful for. Awesome photos dear Barb!

eileeninmd said...

Barb, what a beautiful ship! The tour looks like fun! I love seeing the sails up, it looks grand! Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing. Have a happy week!

andrea@townandprairie said...

What a beautiful vessel, so inspiring! They look so light and buoyant on the water.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Barb;
Oh, what a gorgeous "sailing vessel"♡♡♡
While having lunch, ship lover husband read this post of yours (or rather watched, haha) and started talking about Cutty Sark and Nipponmaru p;)

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*I hope you are having a wonderful week.

ladyfi said...

What a gorgeous ship!

Swati Singh said...

Great pics
Regards :)

Ercotravels said...

Indeed, you got fabulous shots of the ships! Nice looking...

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Nice shots...

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I just have to say that I love the tires swing on your header photo. We had one at our last home and I miss looking out the window and seeing it swing in the breeze. This property does not have a tree that could support one unfortunately. It's awesome!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

awesome views. i would 2 b there checking it out. love all boats & ships. fun. ( :

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosas fotos,ótimo fim de semana,chica

Mersad said...

These are some great shots. Really impressive sights. I just discovered your blog from TexWisGirl's Blog roll, and I love it. Am following now. If you find the time, check out my photo blog too.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Kathy said...

What an amazing vessel. Super shots, Barb!

Far Side of Fifty said...

So jealous, I wanted to go so badly but we had two groups of company here. Next year I am going to go for sure even if I have to sleep in the car!! Lovely photos!:)