Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Angles and Curves Caught My Eye

I wasn’t lacking for things to do this evening, but when I glanced out the window and saw only the proud prow of this ship, I figured it was time to change lenses and head for the porch.

I’m not a naval architect, so what appeals visually to me may not make any economic sense, but the Ocean Hawthorn’s rakish bow made me think that “this ship means business”.  And she had a fair amount of style, to boot.


She’s a bit unusual in that she’s leaving the river “light”… without cargo.  Her AIS information shows that she’s heading from Longview to Vancouver, BC, though she’s still heading SW as I type this.

Her rakish profile would be evident even if she was fully laden, though.  That’s a seriously aggressive angle on her bow’s profile, and it’s accentuated by the bullnose that’s usually hidden underwater.

Before I could even head upstairs to upload the image shown above, another ship hove into view.  Up until a few weeks ago, I’d never seen this line, and now, it’s two in a row for ROROs in the evening for me.


This is the Terrier.  Norwegian flagged and heading for Pyungtaek, South Korea.  Just guessing, but I think there are more Hyundais and Kias in her future.

I would apologize for the omnipresent trestle in the foreground of so many shots, but I’m actually hoping to one day see an actual train on it.  In a perfect world, I’d be able to capture a steam locomotive making a transit.

But, I’m not holding my breath.


Annie from Oregon said...

I am really enjoying your photos and perspective. I live in the Mill Pond area and find the trestle goes with the photo!... Very nice blog here. Thanks!!... I agree about the RORO's being so present lately.... And I also like the Seaspan barge. I sent a cell pic off and said, "This is why they call ships 'she'....she's wearing high heels!" And it Does explain it to me!...I cannot prove I am not a robot, but will type the secret code anyway! =o)

NWWanderer said...

Hi Annie,
Thanks for visiting and for your comments.
August has been very busy and QUICK! A whole month has just disappeared.
I'll have more to post sometime soon.