So anyway... on with the show. I was struck by the ubiquitousness of rope on a ship. It's *everywhere*, and there's tons and tons of it and there are so many different kinds. I think that anyone who doesn't work a Tall Ship for a living thinks of rope as a general 'one size fits all' thing.
Not so much with that...
|Lake Michigan through the Ropes|
|All the Rope in the World|
This was downstairs on the Bounty - yes the one used to film "Mutiny on the Bounty" back in the sixties. Again, I was struck by all the different kinds and colors of ropes.
|So Where Does This Rope Go?|
|View Through the Ship|
|Ropes: Coiled and Bundled|
Thick and thin ropes coiled and ready for use.
Okay, I have one more post about things I found pretty interesting about the ships and shipboard life, then the fireworks and I'll finally have gotten done with this one outing. (Aren't you glad I didn't subject you to even half of those 600 images? :)