Saturday, July 19, 2008

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!

(Another Fabulous Photo of «Carnival Splendor» on her first call to Lisbon Port, on July 6th, 2008, taken by Sailor Girl)
SHE ACTUALLY MANAGED TO PASS UNDER LISBON'S BRIDGE! I WAS THERE AND I SAW IT!...

9 comments:

magiceye said...

stunning visual!

David -- www.CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Great photos of the ships. (I have a photo of a sailing schooner, built as a replica of those used in the 1800's, on my site yesterday).

Your photos remind me of a story that my late father used to tell about sailing in to Lisbon on an aircraft carrier around 1950. He was a career officer in the U.S. Navy. They brought a Portugese harbor master on board the ship to guide it, but the communications difficulties caused them to sail into the harbor when the tide was coming in. The only way to be able to steer a ship is to go faster than the currrent so that there is the movement of water across the rudder. My father said that they had to race into the harbor so fast that they almost collided with and took out a bridge.

Your photos are beautiful and remind me of the two, too-short days we spent in Lisbon about 7 years ago. We would love to come back, but until we do, we will enjoy your photos.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Seems to me that it is a very large ship, and I guess from your post there was concern about it hitting Lisbon's Bridge.

Abraham Lincoln
—Brookville Daily Photo

Coca Cutie said...

Beautiful photo! Have a great weekend and rest your mind :)
Beijokas a ti e á Kuka girl**

Kate said...

Looks like a splendid ship! Haven't ever been on a cruise; guess I just like smaller crafts. Haven't visited for awhile because I have been sick with a short hospital stay, but am on the road to recovery (and blogging again!) Will be back often. PS. Has anyone told you that your blog takes FOREVER to load...or is it just me?!

Rambling Round said...

She's a beauty!

Small City Scenes said...

That ship is HUGE. I am surprised the bridge didn't go ker-splash. MB

jc said...

Bom fim de Semana!

Louis la Vache said...

Did "Louis" show you the Queen Mary?

She had to come under the Golden Gate Bridge at just the right time in the tide, otherwise, she wouldn't have cleared the bridge. Even so, it was a tight fit!