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" Coming Home" by mrcoradour


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" Sally and I went to Pendennis Point Falmouth very early Monday Morning, and to my delight, this beautiful Two masted Schooner was emerging through the Morning mist. a sight worth getting up for, not seeing one in years"

“A schooner /ˈskuːnər/ is a type of sailing vessel with fore-and-aft sails on two or more masts, the foremast being no taller than the rear mast(s).

Such vessels were first used by the Dutch in the 16th or 17th century (but may not have been called that at the time – see etymology, below). Originally schooners were gaff-rigged, but modern schooners may be Bermuda-rigged. Schooners were further developed in North America from the early 18th century, and were more widely used in the United States than in any other country The most common type of schooners, with two-masts, were popular in trades that required speed and windward ability, such as slaving, privateering, and blockade running. They were also traditional fishing boats, used for offshore fishing. In the Chesapeake Bay area several distinctive schooner types evolved, including the Baltimore clipper and the pungy.

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My Formative years were spent between two wartime airfields, so each night was spent sleeping in shelters, and school was always tense as dogfights were being fought overhead,
We made our own amusement in those days, and presents were second hand wooden toys if any could be found.
My teenage life found me on Motorbikes and fast cars.
My Later life was dogged by peaks and troughs of health problems.

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  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 1 year ago

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 1 year ago

    A wonderful capture Malcolm!!! I think you are taking over my ship scenes!!!! Bill

  • Thank you Bill, I’ve never been up so early, in the Morning, use it if you wish, it’d be my pleasure

    – mrcoradour

  • cieloverde
    cieloverdeover 1 year ago

    Great vista and very beautiful …………Malcolm !

  • Thank you very much indeed Cieloverde, for your kind comment

    – mrcoradour

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 1 year ago

    What a beauty Malcolm. I would love to spend some time on that, sailing round the Scillies would be ideal.

  • I’m all for that Richard many thanks

    – mrcoradour

  • jayluk
    jaylukover 1 year ago

    good work

  • Thank you John

    – mrcoradour

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 1 year ago

    A truly classic, timeless image

  • Thank you Byron

    – mrcoradour

  • PineSinger
    PineSingerover 1 year ago

    This is so beautiful, what a feeling of going back in time! I imagine they came up the old Hudson River here in schooners like this!

  • I’m sure they did Pamela, thank you for commenting

    – mrcoradour

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous, great comp and framing!

  • Thank you very much for a great comment Angie

    – mrcoradour

  • swaby
    swabyover 1 year ago

    Sure wish I was on that ship Malcolm I would sail away and never look back! So beautiful, appealing and calming!

  • OH Tina, just think you and me, sailing away into the Morning Mist,
    thank you for your kind comment

    – mrcoradour

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    How wonderful, Malcolm – what a privilege to be able to see this!

  • Thank you so much Dear Shullie, I’ve never been up at five am before, had a restless night, so just had to get out,

    – mrcoradour

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