a bench with a view

a bench with a view

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

ship

April, month of A to Z

S - Ship


Lots of ships (boats?) parked at the boat ramp where we walk Koda. 

Not sure if they are boats or ships. What makes them one or the other? I surely don't know.

Some people live on them. 

Think you might like to live on a boat/ship?

It could be interesting for a bit, but long term, I'm not sure.

S is also for sunset; these two pictures were taken on a night in December shortly after we got our "smart" (yes mine is still smarter than me, just like the corgi is smarter than me) phones.  Hubby was experimenting with the camera on a beautiful sunset.  When I see sunsets I always say "God can paint such a beautiful sky."

I never get tired of looking at them, you?


36 comments:

MS said...

I could sit on the bench for a long time and gaze at these sunsets. "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands."(Psalm 19:1)
Beautiful photos of a beautiful sky.
Mary @ The View from my World

Eileen T said...

The sunset pictures are beautiful.

I looked up the definition of a ship for you (I didn't know either!) - "As with many things it's to do with size. A ship can carry a boat but a boat cannot carry a ship".

Eileen @ In My Playroom (also doing the A to Z Challenge)

TARYTERRE said...

A couple months back I read a fictional book about someone who lived on a houseboat. It might be interesting to try that. There is nothing more breathtaking than a sunrise or sunset. Your pictures are beautiful, indeed.

Sue Elvis said...

Betty,

I love looking at sunsets but I rarely see sunsets like the ones in your photos. Where we live, the sun just disappears behind the trees (we are surrounded by native forest) and we can't see the sun slip beyond the horizon. But we have such clear skies. The stars are magnificent.

I don't think I'm a boat person. It would be very confining. I like to be able to step outside into a garden.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Betty - ships be big, boats be working boats or smaller? - in other words I've no idea!!

Love the view though .. and you'd have lots of lovely sounds from the ships moored, or the birds whirling overhead, the odd little sea-side twang ..

Your sunsets are stunning - amazing what can be done with these smart phones - I agree .. cheers Hilary

Intense Guy said...

Oh! what spectacular sunset photos!!! Wow!!!

I've lived on a couple boats - it's a lot like living in an RV - close quarters - you have to put stuff back where it belongs!

"With regard to motorized craft, a ship is a large vessel intended for oceangoing or at least deep-water transport, and a boat is anything else.

But that's too much to remember. Try this: ships have to be big enough to carry boats, and boats have to be small enough to be carried by ships."

It's sort of like what's the difference between a hill and a mountain? :)

Bijoux said...

I call those Yachts!

lyndagrace said...

I’ve been on several cruises but I wouldn’t even want to live on one of those ships. I like to keep my feet plant firmly.

The sky is ever changing. The sun supplies the paint.
Those smart phones are pretty handy, huh?

Linda said...

Beautiful, compliments to the painter and photographer! Don't see myself yachting or RVing, I'd enjoy a modern (not rustic) cabin or lodge to view sunsets and if looking for adventure, would consider a small motorcycle.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Wow ! Those sunset pictures are breathtaking. What a spectacular view you have there. I do think living on a boat would be comparable to living in a camper. Some live in them year round and follow the seasons going where it is warmer. I liked camping but that was in the warmer months. For me home is best.

J Hanna said...

I love the beautiful sunset view.

J Hanna said...

I love the beautiful sunset view.

Jeanie said...

Beautiful sunset pictures.
My brother kept his large sail boat at a harbor in San Diego for a while but it is now at a harbor in Seattle. He would gladly live on his boat but his wife feels a little differently.

susie said...

I get seasick. Microfiche used to make me sick.

That bench and that sunset look desirable. Gorgeous!

Pat Hatt said...

Size I say is what makes them a boat or a ship and awesome sunset shots indeed. Be fun to live on a boat for a while.

Tracy said...

When I took a cruise they specifically told me it was a ship. Don't call it a boat. So I'm sure size matters.

Cindi said...

beautiful pics...would be way too confining for me to live on a boat. I love looking at them tho! One option would be a houseboat!!

joeh said...

If it is someone else's it is a boat. If it is yours it is a ship or a yacht.

jack69 said...

Even as a sailor, I do not know the line that is drawn between a boat and a ship.
Would I like to live on one?YESSIREE Bob. However my girl says she would not mind it, as long as we did not get out of sight of land. LOL

BEAUTIFUL sunsets....

Jerralea said...

Gorgeous sunsets! I so love looking at the art God designs for us, day after day!

Would I like to live on a ship? Sometimes but not exclusively for I love the beautiful landscapes God has created and I love to go on road trips to view them.

Arlee Bird said...

Ships are big, boats are smaller? I don't know that I'd want to live on the water in either one. I like to be able to keep close to dry land.

Great sunsets. Never tire of looking a them.

Lee
Wrote By Rote
An A to Z Co-host blog

Danielle L Zecher said...

I love the sunset pictures! Very pretty.

Mary said...

My dad was a Navy vet, and was one of those guys who would get peeved if you called a ship, a boat :) His explanation was that a ship is what is made for deep water, ocean going transport/travel, whether masted or motorized. A boat is everything else... unless it's a submarine :)

Mary said...

Oops, almost forgot.. while I enjoy going out on the water, and am a good sailor, no, I could never live on a boat. Guess I'm a landlubber at heart.

Kat said...

I love ships. I love watching them. They mystify me. Living on a ship sounds so romantic but I'm sure I'd get sick of it after a while. Still, it would be nice for a few months. :)
Those sunsets are gorgeous! God is good. :)

Paula Kaye said...

Regardless of what you call them those ships are beautiful. I would like to live on one for a short time. The sunsets are gorgeous

Secret Agent Woman said...

I like the balanced rock - it's an ephemeral art form. And I guess sunsets are, too - gorgeous and then gone.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I do think it would be fun to try but I can't say I would want to leave the dock area. Those sunsets are beautiful!
Debby

Linda :) said...

Wow, that is a stunning sunset!! :)

Birgit said...

A ship is big-think cruise or war and a boat is small like sail, or tug:) Those pictures of the sunsets are stunning like nature painted with love and showed it to the world

Stephanie Faris said...

Is size what makes it a ship vs. a boat? I know my mother-in-law said when you're on a cruise, they correct you every time you call it a boat and say, "It's a ship, not a boat."

Maria Dunn said...

I love your photos around Koda, Betty. I do love sunsets too and never tire of enjoying these gifts of God's beauty. The stacked rocks remind me of traveling on some of the islands of Hawaii where you will see rock stacks which they say are put there by the menehune. Thanks for sharing your walks. God bless, Maria from Delight Directed Living

Mevely317 said...

Wow. That first sunset image looks like something out of a cinema!

Would I like to live aboard a boat? A thousand times, YES!!! I'm especially fond of small spaces and love the feeling of being rocked to sleep by the waves.

Liz A. said...

I love sunsets. Over the ocean... Stunning.

I think you got the ship/boat answer already (ships are larger). (That's what I get for coming late to the party...)

Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

JosephAlsarraf said...

Those are very beautiful, they should be put on post cards!

I think a ship is like a really big boat, like the length of an 18 wheeler. I'm not sure if I would ever want to live on a boat, but I have slept on one before.

: )

The Brown Recluse said...

Wow! Those sunsets!

My BIL has a sailboat...I'm not much of a lover of sailing like that! At the marina where he parks it (do you park 'em?) There are folks who live in their boats, usually only passing through and stopping for a few days. Those boats are generally much bigger and nicer than the ones that are normally docked there.