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Whale jaw bones
Between the years 1753 and 1833 many sailing ships were engaged in whaling. Slender whale boats were lowered from the sailing ships, each managed by a crew of six. These crew men would kill the whales with hand thrown harpoons.

When the time drew near for the return of a whaling ship, close watch was kept for the sign of the masthead appearing over the horizon. If a pair of whale jaw bones were triced up to the mast then the waiting wives knew that the ship was full. 
Tue 5 Jul 2005 22:26
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A. Girao A. Girao #1 Tue 5 Jul 2005 22:29

Wonderful place, nice reflections and light, chandru!

Nuno Milheiro Nuno Milheiro #3 Tue 5 Jul 2005 22:37

Very pleasant place and composition.
Excellent reflections.


Fernando Dinis Fernando Dinis #4 Tue 5 Jul 2005 22:40

And again beautiful, excellent mirror composition!

Princess Natasha Princess Natasha #5 Tue 5 Jul 2005 22:42

Very nice photo and beautiful reflections.

Jose Luis Mendes Jose Luis Mendes #6 Tue 5 Jul 2005 22:43

Very beautiful view !!!

A V E A V E #7 Tue 5 Jul 2005 23:05

very interesting!!!

Brian Swift Brian Swift #8 Tue 5 Jul 2005 23:07

Very interesting story Chandru.Well captured image with good tones and colour.It looks very serene and I like the reflections in the water 2 pictures for the price of 1.Congrats my friend.Regards,Brian.

luquesio melo luquesio melo #9 Tue 5 Jul 2005 23:08

Excellent capture, interesting and helpful report, Chandru! Best regards.

Vladimir Sytenko Vladimir Sytenko #10 Wed 6 Jul 2005 00:01

Exellent water. Good wishes.

Regina Lopes Regina Lopes #11 Wed 6 Jul 2005 00:11

Beautiful reflex. Well composed. regards.

Elena Savchenko Elena Savchenko #12 Wed 6 Jul 2005 00:12

Very nice photo.Flatter.
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miguel miguel #13 Wed 6 Jul 2005 00:22

I like the way you've managed the color and the contrast here. Great shot and fantastic view at all. Best regards.

Miguel Corte-Real Miguel Corte-Real #14 Wed 6 Jul 2005 01:18

wonderful reflections and atmosphere!

Gilbert Morisson Gilbert Morisson #15 Wed 6 Jul 2005 01:38

Beautiful picture and impressive comments...

Brites dos Santos Brites dos Santos #16 Wed 6 Jul 2005 02:16

Nice reflections.