Sunday, January 28, 2007

The Sluisgracht


The Sluisgracht passing through the Chesapeake Bay

We enjoy watching the big ships pass by while fishing the Chesapeake. We must always keep a close lookout for them as they are traveling much faster than they appear at first glance. The best indicator of their speed is size of the wave thrown up by the bow
However nice they are to see, it is always wise give them a wide berth!

4 comments:

Faye Pekas said...

That name is a mouthful. Its an interesting shape. I've never seen anything like that.

Chad Oneil said...

Good one.

photowannabe said...

Is this a type of freighter? I would certainly give it lots of room too.

Salty Dawg said...

Faye, it sure is a mouthfull!
Photo, yes. She is a 1133ft general cargo ship from the Netherlands.