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Friday, February 13, 2009

Photohunters: Nautical

The photohunter theme this week is nautical. I can't resist starting with a photograph of Bill which was taken around 1969 on a ship when he was in the navy.I didn't take the first shot. Considering the fact that in 1969 I was only 12, I doubt that we would have ended up marrying each other if he'd know me when I was a goofy girl.
I took the second shot of the sailboat in the ocean this past summer and I have no idea who was sailing it. As a part of my history, I will mention that Bill and I first got to know each other when we went sailing together. We were next door neighbors and realized we both like to sail.The shot above is a star finder chart from Dutton's Nautical Navigation. The shot below are some useful items when sailing (compass, waterway map, waterproof jacket, tool to help with tight knots).I also have a parallel lives photohunt post with SabineM on Snap2Days.

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57 comments:

Napaboaniya said...

Bill looked real handsome in his younger days :)
Nautical shots indeed :P

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Sue said...

These are great pics for the theme! I posted a vintage one too :)

Happy Valentines Day, and photo hunting :)

Dee said...

Thanks for sharing your history - didn't realize that you enjoyed sailing! How cool is that! Happy week-end!

CRIZ LAI said...

Haha.. I like that smile on Bill's face. I would surely fall for him.. if I were a lady.. LOL! Great sharing here Carver :)

Happy Valentine's Day!
http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

the daily said...

perfect shots for this week theme.

thanks drop at my ph post.

Photo Cache said...

Oh its always wonderful to see old photos. Thanks for sharing this. Have a good long weekend, or do you have a long weekend?

Randi said...

What a wonderful smile!
Very nautical post indeed!
Happy Valentine´s Day!

EastCoastLife said...

Bill looks good in his younger days. How lovely to have the same love for certain things.

Happy Valentine's Day, Carver and Bill! *hugs*

Annie said...

I thought this was a hard theme and you really came up with some great shots! I love the star shot.

I enjoyed your "spring preview" post too. It's been a wonderful week of weather, for sure. And I too am still conserving water!

Happy V-Day and weekend!

jmb said...

All kinds of different nautical illustrations here today Carver. Mine is a bit more simple. Although I had a lot of ideas I did not seem to have the photos.

Have a great weekend.

Pat said...

Great post for this week!

Happy Weekend.

ancient one said...

Love all your nautical photos...

Smalltown RN said...

That's a great selection for the theme....

Happy Valentines Day

Leslie said...

Love your photos for this week. :)

Happy Valentine's Day. :)

http://lesliesmyers.blogspot.com/2009/02/photohunt-dinghy-days.html

juliana said...

sailing is one of my unfulfilled dreams... lovely shots

YTSL said...

A very nautical photo-essay that takes in more than just ships. That's a wonderful picture of Bill and can see why you'd love it even if you didn't take it yourself. :)

Mirage said...

Very nice! and I agree with elaine! Love your entries! as my dad was always on a ship, its sad I dont have photos of him now :D

Corey~living and loving said...

:) nice variety of photos for the theme. love the charts. :)
happy weekend!

ramblingwoods.com said...

I didn't play, but this is a really great post Carver and very nautical..

Blur Mommy said...

Great collection of photos.

Cloudia said...

Aloha to a fellow sailor, Carver!
Bill was (is!) a handsome swabby, lucky gal ;-)

julie said...

Bill looked cool :) These are lovely photos, Carver :)

HVD!

Angela said...

Wow such variety of shots! The blue waters with the sailboat is really beautiful. Happy hunting and Happy Valentine's Day.

archiearchive said...

A wonderful collection of nautical items (in which you should be included :)

jams o donnell said...

Gerat set of shots. I love the photo of your husband

Aileni said...

What a good post. There are eight years between me an D'star so I was in the RAF when she was a 'goofy girl'.

Gattina said...

Nice pictures with a Valentine's story, lol !
Happy Valentine's day !

Colin Campbell said...

Very nice. I liked sailing, not the tacking and all the other baloney.

Michele said...

Awesome post... I never actually sailed before. I get somewhat seasick so I don't think I would do very well at it so I'll just be content to watch the boats sail by from the shore!

Happy Valentine's Day♥

Angela (Gran) said...

Great collection of nautical photos. I love the vintage one of Bill best.

Happy Valentine's Day!
Angela
thelifeandtimesofgran.blogspot.com

bingskee said...

that is a handsome pic!

you have a romantic nautical story...

Mira said...

Wow he was a gorgeous man in his younger years! Nice take on the theme. Here's mine http://www.mirasblog.com/2009/02/photo-hunt-7-nautical.html

gengen said...

Oh I like your entries and the guy in the first pic is cute hehehhe. Happy hunting and Valentines day too.

The Riverbum said...

That first shot of Bill is great! The others are nice too, but I like the expression on his face.

JC said...

Wonderful shots! That pic of Bill is special, indeed!

rdl said...

Nice and perfect for valentines too!

Expat Traveler said...

I love that 1969 shot you shared, wow really a master piece for it's time too... And I too did not realize you enjoyed sailing that much! The photo with the sailboat, where was that taken??? We get to visit the states in april finally...

isaiah said...

a pic from younger days...and looked real good too

PowersTwinB said...

Bill was a dashing young man! I loved your photos! My hunt is up, please come and visit

A. said...

How handsome! A lovely story for Valentine's Day. I hadn't realised you were interested in sailing.

Emzkie said...

bill is such a cutie! =) great collection of photos Carver.

candi said...

Great photos! You came up with nice takes on the theme.

happy v-day to you and Bill.

Tokenhippygirl said...

What a great collection of shots for the theme this week. Happy Valentine's Day!

Vita Stunder said...

Wonderful collection you show us Carver! :)

I think that the picture of Bill make your post even more interesting to read AND watch! :)

Happy Valentine!

Mine is up too!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

A hot shot for Valentines Day.

Sherry said...

Nice photos. I especially like the idea of using charts, compass, etc. Wish I had thought of that.

Bonggamom said...

Your husband is a hottie! :)

girasoli said...

Handsome guy :) Great nautical photos. Didn't know you like sailing. I do too. Have you sailed at all lately? Been a while for me now.

diXymiss said...

Look at that handsome, impish grin he's wearing! Great series of sailing and nav shots. It's a wonderful thing to share a love of the sea. Happy Valentine's Day!

SabineM said...

Lovely shots! I LOVE the one of Bill! What a handsome sailor!

Patricia said...

Very nice, Carver. Just LOVE that first photo. I wish I had easy access to a photo of my hubby when he was a sailor...that very same year...only I was 19 then, not 12.

Happy Valentine's Day!

david mcmahon said...

What a great idea to post the shot of the chart.

Kathy said...

Love your nautical pics!
Kathy

sammawow said...

What a wonderful shot of Bill - very handsome! You had a great collection of shots for the nautical theme!

Marites said...

goodness, Bill looked so cute!:) nice pictures for the nautical theme.

Heart of Rachel said...

What a handsome young Bill. He has beautiful lips. Belated Happy Valentine's Day.

I wasn't able to participate on PH. I'll make it up on the next one.

Theresa said...

loved your theme, and I enjoyed learning something about you- didn't know you two were neighbors, and that you fell for an older man :)

if we are ever on the same coast we will have to sail together!