Friday, August 1, 2014

Freighter

 We went for a boat tour in the Thousand Island area a couple of weeks ago and it was a great day for boats.  Looking behind us just minutes into the ride, we saw a freighter coming up.


 You wouldn't think a big freighter would be going faster than a small tour boat but it quickly caught up to us and began to pass us.  Wonder where it's from?

 Blue and yellow.  Is that Swedish?  A closer look with a zoom picture revealed it was from Quebec.
That's not very exotic.
The ship came close enough to us that we bumped up and down over the wake.

Soon we were approaching some of the islands that explain the name of the region.  There are lots and lots of them, as well as almost-islands just below the surface.  The tour recording explained that an island has to be three feet above the water at its highest point and have at least two trees.  Two trees?


The freighter as it was starting to go through a narrow passage between two islands. Lots of skill needed to navigate that huge ship along the seaway. 

4 comments:

  1. I loved this post since I have seen this first hand. On the Thousand Island Wellesley, they have a huge Shipping News sign, so when we were there we read that sign and headed down toward the water. I have a collection of photos in my wedding album. A beautiful spot. I would love to go back. Maybe next year. I will watch for more posts from your trip. Nice memories!

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  2. I spend time every summer on a small sailing boat and agree that the big ships come on very, very quickly and the swell leaves us tossing up and down like a cork!

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    1. It sounds delightful if a bit unsettling. A beautiful location.

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  3. I have never been to the Thousand Islands! Hard to believe but it's true. Gotta do something about that!

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