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The steering position aboard the ’ Europa.’ The two iron balls either side of the old style magnetic compass corrects the magnetism in the ship or cargo. This is called deviation.

Location: Opua, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Panasonic, LUMIX – GH2, at 14mm, 14×140 lens, 1/400, f/8, iso 250, manual.
From a single RAW image.

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barque, bark, europa, steering wheel, magnetic, compass, ship, tall, opua, bay of islands, new zealand

Comments

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicks6 months ago

  • lynn carter
    lynn carter6 months ago

    great details Roy xx

  • Thank you very much Lynn – just think – standing out there in all weathers ! I must prefer a cosy wheelhouse.

    – Roy Massicks

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRanger6 months ago

    That’s the life for me.Nicely done Roy

  • I agree with you Jamie but I would still prefer a cosy wheelhouse ! Thank you for your kind comment.,

    – Roy Massicks

  • myraj
    myraj6 months ago

    Beautiful crystal clear presented Roy. Great colour and detail.
    Myra

  • Many thanks for your terrific comment and favourite Myra – so pleased you like it !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...6 months ago

    Great Control Centre, like the Port and Starboard indicators can’t go wrong

  • Thank you very much Warren – them were the days ! Yes, I think those iron balls painted red and green were for landlubbers who can’t tell port from starboard ! I’ve only ever seen them in black before on any ship I have sailed on anyway !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Rita Blom
    Rita Blom6 months ago

    Another great image Roy, did you manage to go for a sail? I love the Europa I fell in love with her when she came to Adelaide.

  • Thank you kindly Rita. Sadly no, to your question. I would have loved a sail !

    – Roy Massicks

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz476 months ago

    Evocative comes to mind… pleasing, Roy; most pleasing, cosy wheelhouse notwithstanding….

  • Many thanks Sheila – all the tall ships were great but I particularly liked ’ Europa.’ Talking about cosy wheelhouses, the old Port Fairy build in 1928 which I sailed on, had a wee little wooden wheelhouse. It was so small and cosy that the emergency distress rocket locker was kept about four feet behind the wheel, so on the night watch and when the officer of the watch was settled down in the chartroom, we used to sit on the locker with our backs resting against the bulkhead and steer with our feet ! In them there days it was unheard of to sit down at the wheel on British ships – you know, Britannia and all that…….lol !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Janone
    Janone6 months ago

    It seems, She knows the road… lol. Great detailed picture, Roy.

  • Thank you very much Jan – I appreciate your comments and favourite. She was a great looking vessel and they have kept her as original as possible.

    – Roy Massicks

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradour6 months ago

    OH WOWWWWWWWWWw brilliant Rot 100% favorite

  • Thank you so much Malcolm – very pleased you liked it enough to favourite it !

    – Roy Massicks

  • margaret hanks
    margaret hanks6 months ago

    all at sea again roy great picture bit worrying no caprain lol

  • Thank you kindly Margaret – I think we can let the Captain off seeing the ship was tied up…….lol !

    – Roy Massicks

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