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This is one of the many ropes ready to go back on to the Alma Doepel, a sailing ship currently under restoration at Victoria Dock, Melbourne, Australia.

I asked the difference between the two types of weave I noticed and the answer was flexibility. The plaited weave was easier to manipulate than the twisted one So there you go, you learn sumthin’ new everyday!

Nikon D5000 with Nikkor AF-S 60mm micro lens

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coiled, coils, rope, maritime, sailing, close up, macro, black and white, monochrome, monotone, plaited, pattern

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