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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 16th November, 2023)

Boats


Boats
Enterprise open meeting held at Wigan saiilng club which means only Enterprise boats can enter.

Photo: Harry Cunliffe  (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38)
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Comment by: Garry on 16th November 2023 at 07:05

Brrr, looks lovely, but wouldn't like to fall in the icey water this time of year.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 16th November 2023 at 07:26

Harry, that is a cracking photo, full of movement, I can almost hear the clacking of those bits of tin at the tops of the masts....just great.

Comment by: T on 16th November 2023 at 08:04

Sorry know nothing about sailing - what's an Enterprise boat?

Comment by: Poet on 16th November 2023 at 08:38

Wonderful choppy blue green water . Brilliant picture .

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 16th November 2023 at 09:15

Good photo, messing about on the river, (or is it the Flash?). The ice-blue colour of the sails adds to the feeling of chilliness in the water, but it's a beautiful colour.

Comment by: Sandra on 16th November 2023 at 10:29

The reflection of the sails make the water blue. Fantastic photo.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 16th November 2023 at 10:41

Very nice serene picture, thankyou.

Comment by: DTease on 16th November 2023 at 10:52

The Reluctant Sailor.

I’m out on the flash with the Sailing Club
But I don’t feel safe in this little tub
Mi feet are wet and mi bottom’s soggy
Mi stomach’s churning and I’m decidedly groggy
I don’t know who’s winning and I don’t much care
Just put me ashore on that land over there
No more to be a sailor and sail the raging sea
Next week I’ll stay at home and watch it on T.V.

Comment by: Swan on 16th November 2023 at 11:34

Who are these invaders to our lake ?
We've not heard their call before .
The rattling ropes on their long throats
Like bells in the wind's roar ,
Who out hiss the geese as they slice
The metal green water . And we
Who have who've been out graced
By these strange birds with featherless wings ,
Are glad they come then go .


Poet

Comment by: Veronica on 16th November 2023 at 11:52

That’s a classy one Harry ..reminds me of the time I went to Rhode Island in America. The sea was just as blue and the white sails of the boats make it look so fresh.

Comment by: Alan on 16th November 2023 at 12:30

Nice colourful photo Harry.

Comment by: Gavin on 16th November 2023 at 18:06

Cornwall sea is the best colour and its in Britain.

Comment by: Harry CUNLIFFE on 16th November 2023 at 19:05

T. An Enterprise is what you see here, all the boats are competing against the the same class or make of boat. Thanks all for your interest.

Comment by: Arthur on 16th November 2023 at 19:37

And Devon, Gavin.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th November 2023 at 09:01

And the Isle of Wight plus the Great Barrier Reef…I didn’t know it was a competition I could have come up with summat else and more besides. ;o))

Comment by: Graham on 17th November 2023 at 19:48

And Newquay where the surfers are. Lovely blue/green seas.
You don't have to go abroad to see it. We have much to offer in this County.

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