The Bridge is nearby

This week’s Photo Challenge is Connected. Sure Bridges connect one shore, community, or even Country to the other so I decided to look for something different. Ok, I will include one bridge photo.

The bow line connects the boat to shore. Some of you may say that it is a rope, but in nautical terms ropes are named by their use: ‘lines’, ‘sheet’, ‘halyards’. There are some exceptions:

There are some ropes: A few examples, the bell rope (to ring the bell), a bolt rope (attached to the edge of a sail for extra strength), a foot rope (on old square riggers for the sailors to stand on while reefing or furling the sails), and a tiller rope (to temporarily hold the tiller and keep the boat on course)

from – Basic Seamaship

Sometimes people connect and show affection by holding hands. Here are two boats ‘rafted’ side-by-side, not quite holding hands, but sort of.

How does one connect a sail to the mast? Old sailing ships used wooden hoops. Here is the mast on the Hilda M. Willing a Chesapeake Bay skipjack. Built in 1905 at Oriole, Maryland she is a relatively small skipjack.

These are just some of the scenes at Tilghman Island, Md. The bridge from the “mainland” to the island is one of the busiest. I’ve left the bridge photo for the last. In the thirty minutes I spent nearby it opened for passing boat traffic about 5 times. Some estimates are that it opens over 10,000 times a year.

5-bridge_6845 Luckily the island is small without lots of traffic.

For “The Daily Post photo challenge” Sept 05, 2015


About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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