New Johnny T

New Johnny T The boat New Johnny T passed by a pier in San Francisco on the same afternoon this shot was taken. I wonder what happened to Old Johnny T? Welcome Darragh White to the world and congrats to your parents!

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S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien

S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien The Liberty Ship S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien lies anchored at Pier 45, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco. It’s visible to all the tourists boarding the ferry to Alcatraz and is open to the public. I didn’t get a chance to look inside, but ssjeremiahobrien.org makes me wish I did. She was one of the ships used in D-Day 1944 and made eleven crossings of the English Channel. The small writing on the forward gun reads, “Miss Jerry O’Brien”. That looks like a shamrock behind the young lady accompanying the signature. Is there an Irish connection? In June 1943 the Liberty Ship S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien slid down the ways at… Read More

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Fountainstown Sunset

Fountainstown Sunset The sun sets over a small inlet in Fountainstown. The tide is out and boats are stranded in the mud. One thing that bothers me about this photo is the large black bit on the left. I think I overdid the lomo a little although I’m quite happy with the burned in clouds. What do you think? I’ve ordered another 200 moo mini cards. 100 images duplicated. Should do me for several months I think!

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O’Connell and Quane

O’Connell and Quane Daniel O’Connell and Michael Quane on the beach at Fountainstown. They’d been out on the kayaks for several hours but were kind enough to chat to us and allow me to take their photo. Michael Quane is a celebrated artist who has exhibited internationally and has many public works to his name including the statue, “Horses and Riders” , on the roundabout in Mallow! You can find out more about his work by searching Google. Daniel O’Connell of course shares his name with a famous character from Irish history. I forgot to mention. the photo of the kayaks had to be rotated about 1.35 degrees right to… Read More

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Tenacious in Cork

Tenacious in Cork (print) The sailing vessel, Tenacious, docked in Cork a few weeks back. I spotted the top masts over the buildings of the quayside while we went home so I had to stop! She’s a beautiful ship and apparently the largest wooden tall ship built in England in the last 100 years! She also has facilities to allow disabled people access to her, even ascending high up among the sails! She was featured on a tv programme last night with footage taken in Cork. Tenacious was built in Southampton and is owned by Jubilee Sailing Trust a, “charity that aims to promote the integration of people of all… Read More

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The Boats of Bantry

The Boats of Bantry Boats tied up at the quay in Bantry two weeks ago. Bantry was once criss-crossed with waterways like Venice is today but those are long gone. The sea is still an important part of the culture of the town. If you’re interested in the history of the region, here’s a page from westcork.com on the subject.

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Cobh Boats

Cobh Boats I would hazard a guess that these boats are a semi-permanent feature of the Cobh seafront as they’re berthed there each time I have visited! I love the cobbles of the slipway, and the way the water catches theevening light. Looks like I’m not the only photoblogger to visit Lanzarote recently!

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