I couldn’t resist the opportunity to post these images. I have so many sailing pictures that I haven’t had the chance to use yet. Not that I’ve ever been sailing but I like to watch other people participating. Some of you may be sailing today. If so, stay safe and have a Happy 4th of July! For more on the Daily Prompt go to Sail
The Tall Ships Festival at Navy Pier in downtown Chicago.
Just off Mackinac Island, Michigan.
Members of the Des Plaines Yachting Club competing in a race on Lake Opeka in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Hakan B at The Daily Post suggests that we relax as we participate in The Weekly Photo Challenge. Relaxation is really a matter of choice. What may seem like unnecessary exertion to some, might be totally relaxing to others. Whatever works for you, or whatever floats your boat in this case; members of the Des Plaines Yacht Club enjoying an afternoon at Lake Opeka, model boat enthusiasts at the Chicago Botanic Gardens and two sailors relaxing at the Big Ships Festival at Navy Pier in Chicago.
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Cee’s topic for this week’s Black & White Photo Challenge is Isolated Subjects and, being a non-swimmer, I can’t think of anything more isolated than being out on a boat. If anything goes wrong, you can’t just get out and walk home! This shot was taken just off Mackinac Island. We were on the hydro-jet ferry which was slightly less scary than being on a yacht.
The buffalo, on Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake in Utah, didn’t seem to feel the need to stay together. Most of the one’s that we spotted were alone.
During a hike to Cecret Lake in Alta, Utah, we stopped to watch someone scaling the rock face. I was almost too afraid to look, it seemed so dangerous. Rather like sailing, if something goes wrong, you’re on your own!
Isolated in time, this prehistoric skull looks out from the Natural History Museum of Utah.
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Plenty of images with numbers in the picture files but I’ll limit myself to five photos for this one. I’ve also thrown in a few facts and figures that I thought might be of interest.
The numbers are usually against me at the track but every once in a while I pick the right one. Arlington Park opened in 1927, burned down in 1985 and was rebuilt in 1989. The biggest race of the year is the Arlington Million.
The Chicago Fire Boat #41, rather a long way from home in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Originally designed as a Chicago fire fighting vessel, the Fred A. Busse is now used as a cruise boat. It was built in 1937, is 90ft long, has a net weight of 67 tons and can hold 127 passengers.
Green Bay & Western #315, a 16-cylinder,3,000 h.p. unit built in 1968 on display at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
No.3 Franklin Hose Company in Heritage Hill Historical Park, Green Bay, was built in 1887. The Franklin Hose Company, a volunteer fire department, was disbanded in 1891 and the building moved to Heritage Hill in 1975.
Sailing on Lake Opeka in Des Plaines, Illinois. It only takes two boats to make a race, as members of the Des Plaines Yacht Club so capably demonstrated.
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The Sorlandet, pictured above, and on board the Pride of Baltimore, pictured below, during a visit to the Tall Ships festival at Navy Pier in Chicago this weekend. Perfect weather for touring these magnificent ships and lots to see at the pier.