Roman and Mediaeval History, Illlustrated Travel Journals, Mediaeval Literature, Geology


11.5.13
  Pilot Boat

Just a little something today. Pilot boats were a constant feature during last year's cruise since pilots were required to navigate the harbours, rivers, the Stockholm archipelago and other tricky waters. And those little red things were fun to watch.

Pilot boat arriving, full speed ahead

I took those photos in the Stockholm archipelago on a late but still sunny evening.

Another shot

It was literally dancing on the waves. Very pretty.

Going alongside

So you can compare size. Shot taken from the aft deck of the Albatross.

And leaving

This one was fetching the pilot which another vessel had brought onboard earlier.

 
Comments:
Wow that third picture makes the pilot boat look tiny - and maybe it is compared to your boat...
 
Tiny and disarming, really :-)
 
Very pretty, and it does look tiny compared with your ship.
 
Yes, it is tiny compared to our ship, but the Albatros is sorta small compared to some other cruise ships. I have to fish out the photos where she's laying alongside the Jewel of the Seas in Tallin. :-)
 
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The Lost Fort is a blog based on my travels in Germany, the UK and other places, with essays on Roman and Mediaeval history illustrated with lots of photos of old castles, cathedrals, Roman remains, and beautiful landscapes. You may also find the odd essay about geology or Mediaeval literature.

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