Tuesday, August 11, 2009

M/V The World

I'm sure every island blogger will post pictures of the cruise ship in town today, The World.  You can learn more about the beautiful vessel here.  I have been fascinated by this floating residential community ever since it was launched in 2002 and made a big splash in the press so I was thrilled when I saw it was going to dock out here for a couple days.  I spoke with some of the people that live on The World today and they said the best thing about the experience was the other passengers and the sense of community.

It was an absolutely gorgeous day today with a rainbow splashing up the walls of the valley enclosing Summers Bay.  A picture really doesn't do it justice.

Steve's Rule of Photography #37 - any scene is enhanced by including a passing boat!

A view of The World from the spit.  We went for an easy dog walk today as Chico has sprained his paw and is limping around.  We spoiled him with bison meat and rice for dinner and he is passed out on the couch in ecstasy.

You know, Cookie Dough's husband's vessel actually still looks pretty big, even parked next to the whole world . . . .

And my lesson to everyone today is that sometimes, no matter what fabulous things are happening, the very best view can be right from home - I took this photo this evening about 25 steps from my front door after the dog walk.

11 comments:

cookie dough said...

hehehe you totally beat me! You know that's where we were headed when we saw you tonight! Your pics are so much better anyway :)
I had fun teasing T about "his" boat looking tiny! LOVE the M/V The World...the name, the idea, the hot tubs on the private decks...how amazing!

Margrita said...

Great pictures LOL Cookie Dough's Capt. T's boat does look a bit tiny next to THE WORLD but it still looks awesome. Thanks for sharing your pictures hope the pup's paw gets better soon.

Anonymous said...

I am glad you posted so I would know what I am not getting to do now. : > ( No matter how long I could have stayed I would still be missing some great times with my Bro and his wife. But, alas, I have to make a living and I am back at work in Maine.

bea's blog said...

Thanx for sharing this terrific photos!
I am a follower to your blog now and I suppose I will not regret it...
European Greetings
Beatrice

cary said...

The World is a nice looking unit.

All in all, though, the last picture is my favorite - because that would make for a hellagood jigsaw puzzle.

Lauri said...

Okay, THIS blogger will not be posting photos of "The World"...LOL where the hell was I? Thanks for sharing...I wouldn't know what was going on around me if it weren't for you! Can you say, blonde????? Awesome pics, Steve!

Alaska Steve said...

Thanks everybody! Welcome Bea, we miss you Bro, and you're right on the jigsaw puzzle Cary. And Lauri, I don't know what to tell you - how didi you walk your dog without seeing that big honking ship? :o)

Lauri said...

I don't know HOW I missed that! I saw it today while driving around! Thanks for "opening my eyes" to the "World" around me....LOL

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Rule #37 is ABSOLUTELY correct! You take STELLAR photographs!

BZ

Lori said...

These are awesome pics! The rainbow has my pick for the desktop of the day, but tomorrow it will be the last one! I am sooooooo glad I can see your pics again - and they thought they could block me out!

MeowMix said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous shot. Thank you!