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PhotoHunt 149: Nautical

Today’s PhotoHunt cuts quite a forlorn figure, as Elsie languishes the rest of her days in Topsham marina, Devon:

elsie

There’s something slightly sad about retired boats; cast aground or left bobbing nonchalantly, they resemble the old beach donkeys, salty and wizened reminders of good times at and by the sea.

Still, Elsie evokes a degree of nostalgia; while the shiny speed-demon boats proliferate our harbours, an old-school charm pervades the wooden and metal contraptions.

Or perhaps I am just a sucker for antiquities.

5 comments on “PhotoHunt 149: Nautical

  1. saint3
    February 14, 2009

    I like the old charm oozing from the retired entrapment!

  2. Elaine Dale
    February 14, 2009

    If you’re a sucker then so am I, this is a beautiful photo.

  3. Anna
    February 14, 2009

    Nice shot of the theme! πŸ™‚

    Happy Valentine!
    Mine is up too! πŸ™‚

  4. annant
    February 15, 2009

    b&w did give it a nostalgic feel
    nicely shot πŸ™‚

  5. zeal4adventure
    February 16, 2009

    What a charming boat actually. I love nostalgic photos and yours is a great shot! Love B&W. πŸ™‚

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