Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Nautical Names

I saw 3 Ships

A nautical 'N' for this week's ABC and here come three fishing boats which helpfully are numbered N.273 (Ocean Harvester), WA.8 (Headway) and N.851 (Temeraire). Two of them have a home port in Newry, Northern Ireland but here were temporarily berthed in Buccleuch Dock, Barrow in the north of England. I like to spot what is tied up here when rolling up to the supermarket for the weekly shop (the car park is by the side of the dock). They look pristine from the front but at the working end
they are not.
Jumping to the other side of the Pennines a narrow boat is navigating down along the River Ouse as it passes through York. Its name is the Spanish response to thank you, Da Nada, meaning 'You're Welcome' but it also implies 'No Problem'.   So I guess the narrow boat's name means you would be welcome aboard but also when its owner is aboard his world has no problems as he putters along the countries rivers and canals.

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a sail through the alphabet, this week sojourning at N


9 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

Well done, matey!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Leslie: said...

Gorgeous shots! Come by and see how much I love boats, too.

Leslie
abcw team

photowannabe said...

I love the nautical theme.
Great photos.

Reader Wil said...

I love narrow boats! I wish I could spend a holiday on one of these interesting vessels!
Thanks for your visit!
Wil,ABCW Team

Pheno Menon said...

Arrr thats a lot of boats

PhenoMenon, ABC Wednesday Team

Rajesh said...

Very good one.

Hildred said...

I love the look of that last boat, - can imagine how wonderful it would be to spend days afloat.

Jesh St Germain said...

Love the atmosphere of a harbor with boats! Great N-word:)

ChrisJ said...

I love fishing boats. They look so sturdy and ready for business.