Boat

Viking Longboat

Sólfar, The Sun Voyager

This is a metal statue in Reykjavík of what looks like a Viking longboat but according to the Wikipedia page is in fact a “dreamboat”. It is a common misunderstanding that Sun Voyager is a Viking ship. It is quite understandable that many tourists think like this when travelling in Iceland, the land of the […]

CELTIC FIShER

The Celtic Fisher, out of Tralee, was docked in Dingle Harbour in early November.

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Man on the Boat

A trawler at the quay in Dingle, Co Kerry. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/1000s

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Hellmann’s Mayonnaise

Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, the fisherman’s friend. Shot in Fountainstown, Co Cork. Aperture ƒ/16 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/125s

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A boat in Cape Clear

A solitary boat in the North Harbour, Cape Clear Island. PS. Check out Jolt++, a new photoblog created by fellow Automatticer Michael Pick. Great photos, and I really like the Tumble theme. I wonder how I’d squeeze my adverts into such a theme? PPS. My brother Donal was featured on the envelope of the first […]

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Trophy

Kinsale Co. Cork, last July. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/400s

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Lifeboat 9 on the QE2

Lifeboats are dotted around the The Queen Elizabeth 2. They’re high up above some of the lower decks as far as I can remember and there are plenty of them. Hopefully won’t ever be needed. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/500s

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Boat Wreck at Dunboy Castle

The remains of a boat lie in the water by Dunboy Castle in Co Cork, Ireland. We were there last March, only days before 3 young men were killed when their car went into the water. As you may know, I’m in Colorado along with most of Automattic. You can check out photos taken by […]

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QE2 Funnel in the Sky

The funnel of the Queen Elizabeth 2 looms over Cobh as seen from near the Commodore Hotel. Aperture ƒ/14 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/500s

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Queen Elizabeth 2 in Cobh

The QE2 docked in Cobh last Thursday. This was shot at the bottom of steps down to the water where seaweed made footing precarious. I saw a few people venture down the steps but none went further than half way down. The tide was well out so I was maybe 3m below the quayside, standing […]

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Queen Elizabeth 2

Luxury cruise ship Queen Elizabeth 2 tied up at the quayside in Cobh, Co Cork last Thursday. This was moments before she cast off. You can see a tug in the background of this image. It was bitterly cold down on the quay, but we were lucky that the evening sun cast a lovely golden […]

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Flying the Irish Tricolour on the QE2

The Queen Elizabeth 2 is a British ship, and it’s likely that many of the passengers were British too. I spotted one large Union Jack flag draped over a railing and people on the ship waved mini Union Jack flags too. That sort of gets under the skin of many Irish people. A huge crowd […]

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QE2 Leaving Cork

The Queen Elizabeth 2, or QE2, flagship of the Cunard Line, docked for the last time in Cobh yesterday and left this evening just after 6pm. Here she is after turning in Cork Harbour and seconds before she increased speed and left the harbour for good. In 2009, she will become a floating hotel in […]

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The cars of Cape Clear

Cape Clear Island, or Oilean Chleire, is only 3 miles long and 1 mile wide, but it’s only 40 minutes by ferry to the mainland so it’s fairly easy to bring out vehicles. In fact, I saw many more cars on the island than I did on my last trip. As you may have guessed […]