OpSail 2012 in Norfolk, Virginia

Though my broken foot kept me from enjoying OpSail 2012, thanks to my dear husband, who walked from his office in downtown Norfolk to take some pictures of the tall ships, I have these to show you. All of the ships weren’t berthed in the same place, but he was able to see quite a few of them. I wish I had been able to see them in full sail as they left the Lynhaven Anchorage and sailed across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and up the Elizabeth River into the harbor, but at least I have these pictures.  Enjoy the slide show.

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About Coming East

I am a writer, wife, mother, and grandmother who thinks you're never too old until you're dead. My inspiration is Grandma Moses who became a successful artist in her late 70's. If I don't do something pretty soon, though, I'll have to find someone older for inspiration.
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23 Responses to OpSail 2012 in Norfolk, Virginia

  1. Elizabeth Krall says:

    Great photos. A shame you missed the event ‘live’, but with luck the tall ships will be back!

    • Coming East says:

      Thanks, Elizabeth. There won’t be anything on as big a scale as this was for a long while, but we are a city surrounded by the sea, so there’s always something.

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  3. Now that’s what I call healthcare! Not every Nurse will go out a get his patient a Tall Ship! The photos are amazing and the ships are just beautiful.

  4. Amy says:

    He took great pictures! I really hope you’ll able to see them in full sail. Thank you for sharing! Take car, Susan!

    • Coming East says:

      Yes, he did a great job, Amy. I do hope that OpSail will return to Norfolk one day, but their big events like this are few and far between because it involves many different countries.

  5. The photos are gorgeous!! So glad I got to see them since I’ve never been to an event like this — now I’ll need to keep my eyes open in Portland, we must have similar here!?

    • Coming East says:

      The tall ships last stop is in New London, Connecticut this time, not Portland, sad to say. Take a look at the OpSail website (OpSail.org), Julia. I believe they will be there the weekend after July 4. Perhaps you could take an extended weekend and go down and see them? Should be only a four or five hour drive?

  6. These are SPECTACULAR!. My dad would be in hog-heaven. He could tell you the name of every sail, and mast, and spar, and sheet. (The sheets be the ropes!)

    • Hey, I just realized that it’s my Daddy’s birthday. Did I mention he would have loved these photos? 🙂 Did I mention he was at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941? Just thought I would mention that.

    • Coming East says:

      I would have been in heaven, too, Kathleen. Sigh…

      • Oh, sorry, he’s not still around. I was going to say my “late” Daddy, but I have always disliked that expression. I think it sounds like, if we wait around long enough he will arrive. – – – – It reminds me of an experience of a friend years ago. She had a miscarriage and she had to tell people, obviously. At church and neighbors. She said it was easiest to tell people that she “lost the baby” but she hated that expression. Like the baby was a set of keys or something. And she kept waiting for someone to ask her, “Where is the last place you saw the baby. We can help you look for it.” Also, she said it sounded like something that happened only to her. Her husband lost a baby too. Extended family. etc. But I digress.

      • Coming East says:

        I figured he wasn’t around anymore, Kathleen, but just in case, I didn’t want to assume. I hate those expressions, too, like “pass away.” when I die, I want my obit to say “she died,” not she “passed away.”

  7. They’re amazing vessels, you’ve got some great vessels there. 🙂

  8. He obviously has as good an eye for photography as he has for women. What a guy to do this!! I think he’s a keeper Susan!

    • Coming East says:

      Great comment,Carol, and oh, so correct…as long as I’m the only woman! Yes, we plan on keeping each other for another forty years, and then we’ll decide what we want to do.

  9. pattisj says:

    That was so nice of him to take pictures for you! And you didn’t have to be out in the 90 heat! We rode the Tide down Sunday afternoon. 🙂

    • Coming East says:

      Did you take pictures, Patti? I need to hop over and look at your site. Oops! Maybe hop isn’t a good word for me right now. I think I must have missed the weekly photo challenge? Did you see what the word is?

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