tiabunna's photos with the ship

HMAS Whyalla

HMAS Whyalla
In 1941, HMAS Whyalla was the first ship built in the industrial town of the same name. After it was retired from the navy, it was hauled high onto dry land (at Whyalla, near where it was built) and now forms the centrepiece of a maritime museum. HFF ev…
Added on March  1, 2018

The old tower

The old tower
An old clock tower, now dwarfed by newer buildings in Chongqing. Taken while heading off down the Yangtze River for a few days. Best viewed large.
HFF and best wishes for the weekend, everyone.
Explored.
Added on November 16, 2017

The ship's in!

The ship's in!
Most of the freight to Lord Howe Island is carried by this small trading vessel which visits fortnightly. We were fortunate that our visit coincided with an arrival. Here's a musical link. HFF, everyone, and best wishes for the weekend. (View large.)
Added on May 19, 2017

The Explorer and The World

The Explorer and The World
Different ways to go cruising, either by "Explorer' pontoon, or "The World". Maybe the wallet size determines the choice! "The World" is the largest private residential cruise vessel, with 165 residential apartments. It called into our little Bay for a…
Added on January  5, 2017

Sunset over Port Ross

Sunset over Port Ross
As we headed back to our ship, after watching the sea lions and penguins, there was a great sunset (slightly later image inset). The other zodiacs are near the ship to the right. Taken in Port Ross, in the north of the Auckland Islands (see location map…
Added on December 20, 2014

Southern Ocean Sunset

Southern Ocean Sunset
As seen here, the Southern Ocean can be quite calm. The sunset and albatross are a bonus. Best on black.
Added on November 22, 2014

Leaving Antarctica

Leaving Antarctica
Some months ago, I posted images from a trip to Antarctica - but did not post the return voyage at that stage. Time to remedy that: so here begins the trip northward across the Southern Ocean, with a last view of icebergs and a howling gale kicking up lu…
Added on November 21, 2014

And away she goes!

And away she goes!
The "business end" of the paddle steamer "Murray Princess" (see inset note) as it leaves the Mannum wharf, taking another group of passengers along the Murray River in South Australia. Better viewed on black.

Explored.
Added on July 18, 2014

Blown Away!

Blown Away!
On Boxing Day we were in open sea near the coastline, with a full gale blowing. Drifting snow covered the Antarctic plateau creating the fuzzy effect in the background while, as we ran downwind, large waves dashed against a nearby tabular iceberg - seem…
Added on February 21, 2014

From the Bridge: Squeezing Through

From the Bridge:  Squeezing Through
Christmas Day, and with the weather again worsening in the afternoon it was a matter of heading to some clear sea. That involved the ship squeezing slowly and carefully between an area of thick old sea ice and a large tabular iceberg (see note for earlie…
Added on February 21, 2014