Remembering The HMS Bounty

HMS BountyThe HMS Bounty was the first tall ship I ever toured. I was a kid, maybe 8 years old, and was thrilled at walking on the deck of a sailing ship. That sparked an interest in me and I’ve enjoyed seeing and touring many tall ships since then.

You never forget your first, and touring the Bounty is an experience that I often think of when working on my tall ship related lenses.

The HMS Bounty was lost at sea two days ago during Hurricane Sandy. 15 of her crew were rescued by the Coast Guard. One of them was unresponsive and later died. Her captain is still missing. I pray they find him soon and my condolences go to the family of the deceased crew member.

Let’s also remember the brave men and women of the US Coast Guard who risked their lives to rescue the Bounty‘s crew in treacherous conditions. (That link has video of the rescue. Amazing work.)

Image credit: Magic Madzik, used under Creative Commons.

Catch of the Month: Visit My Tasmania

Each month I’ll feature a lens that I discovered while exploring Squidoo.

Buy at Art.comI’ve been a fan of throughglasseyes‘ tall ship lenses for a long time. This week I found her lens on visiting Tasmania, Australia, where she lives.

Margaret writes about many of the unique places and things this beautiful island has to offer. She shares her favorite Tasmanian sights and the reasons why she fell in love with the island.

There are plenty of her own photos to share the island’s scenery. Some were taken from the deck of a tall ship, the Lady Nelson, that she sailed on.

Australia is one of the top 3 places in the world I want to visit. When I go, I’ll want to visit Tasmania as well, thanks to Margaret’s lens

Image: “Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia”, available at