Wednesday, October 31, 2012

H.M.S. Bounty

We were sad to hear about the H.M.S. Bounty being lost in Hurricane Sandy. While it is good news that members of the crew were saved, it is sad to hear that one crew member died and the Captain is still missing.
The Bounty is a replica of the original 18th century sailing vessel. It is a beautiful, majestic boat, which has been in a few movies, and caught my attention this past winter. Shirl and I were on a cruise that stopped in San Juan, Puerto Rico last December, and the Bounty was docked near where we disembarked. I was impressed with the condition of the ship, and stood by and watched as crew members went about their duties. I did take a few pictures. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of lost crew members. The loss of life as well as the ship are tragic reminders of the power of nature. Our sincere thanks go out to men and women of the the U.S. Coast Guard, who rescued the crew of The Bounty, and are there for all of us that choose to travel by boat.

H.M.S. Bounty docked in San Juan December 2011 
A majestic ship!
The Bounty is fairly large.
 Another view
Port side
Crows nest
Today I will put Serenity back together and we will continue our journey tomorrow. We have a good weather forecast with favorable winds for tomorrow and Friday...sail on.


  1. Great pictures, which I am sure are extra special now. Glad you guys weathered the storm! ;)

  2. Christina,
    Thanks, she was a beautiful ship.


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