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06 June 2014

Views from the top ... almost

Italy 2014


 You might think this is an ordinary holiday scene but there is a slight difference to any holiday I've ever been on. Style of ship is one.....

THE ROYAL CLIPPER

Yes, this is the ship Rosanne and Frank went on for a few days in Italy. Not content with sunbathing our daughter decides to go one better and do a bit of climbing. Nothing wrong with that, you might think!!!

I had permission to show some photos on the blog








How brave is that... and I never knew she was a daredevil!

Good on ya, Rosanne, we're so proud of you.

19 comments:

Dan the Mountain Man said...

I am not sure if I would get the high up. The first movement of the ship and I would be hugging the ladder.

Valerie said...

Dan, I wouldn't go up there at all... not ever!

Mersad said...

First of all that ship looks amazing. Wouldn't mind spending my Italy vacation like that! And then of course the brave Rosanne. Kudos to her for making the climb! :)

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Jenny Woolf said...

Ooh, exciting!! It looks wonderful. Good for her.

Valerie said...

Hi Mersad. The ship is amazing. We have admired clipper ships in that area before ... albeit from afar!

Montanagirl said...

That third photo down is just super! Roseanne is braver than I'd be. I'm afraid of heights!

Brian Miller said...

oh wow....i would totally be all about that...ha...it calls to my need for adventure..

Ron said...

"How brave is that... and I never knew she was a daredevil!"

You said it, Valerie! How brave your daughter is. And I was thinking that when I saw the photos of her climbing because I don't think I could ever do that myself - YIKES!

Gorgeous photographs of the ship. It's stunning!

Thanks for sharing. Really enjoyed! Have a lovely weekend, dear lady.

X to you and Joe!

Ranita Sinha said...

I have a phobia of height and motion on the same time..it would be a big No No for me..but that's so brave of Rosanne to climb that high..hats off to her..

the ship looks so amazing..

Valerie said...

Brian, would you really have a go? How brave you are,or should I say fearless.

Ranita. I'm definitely with you. No WAY would you get me up there.

Valerie said...

Ron, even with a harness I wouldn't set foot on the first bit of rope... no, sir! I would spend a lot of time admiring the ship, though. Well, you know me and boats haha

Banker Chick said...

What an adventure! I couldn't do the climb anymore but I might have when I was younger.

Valerie said...

BC, I'm impressed. Even though I am okay with heights I could never have done that.

Mr. Shife said...

That's awesome and that ship is quite impressive. I'm not sure if I would be as brave as your daughter. Thanks for sharing Val.

Rosanne Daniels said...

One of my fellow climbers was a 71 year old American lady from LA.. Much braver than me. Key to success was don't look down, concentrate on hands and feet placement. Strangely coming down was easier!

Valerie said...

Rosanne, there's hope for me yet, then!!!

troutbirder said...

A magnificent clipper of the tall ship class and a daring sailor daughter climbing to the top of the mast..... Wow!

A Cuban In London said...

That's a proper holiday, you're right! I would have never climbed up so high. :-) How brave!

Greetings from London.

Mel said...

Oh my gosh!! I'm so envious!! I'd love to scurry up a ships rigging and get up tall!! I love tall ships. What a lucky gal. Thank her for letting us see!!