Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Watery Wednesday

As I look at our dropping temperatures it is nice to think of our vacation a few months ago. These photos were taken on Shelter island on the San Diego Bay.

We saw this magnificent bronze sculpture facing the Bay near all these fishing poles. I read that it was dedicated in 1988 and is a symbol of the courage and determination of the men of the tuna fleet that once operated in the Pacific from its base in the San Diego Bay. It weighs 9,000 pounds and is 21 foot tall to the tip of the fishing poles. The inscription reads: "Tunaman's Memorial honoring those that built an industry and remembering those that departed this Harbor in the sun and did not return. - Anthony Mascarenhas"



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18 comments:

  1. nice photos. the sun is shining bright :0

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  2. great-looking sculpture. i love those fishing rods.:p

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  3. Mmmmmmm, I really like the serenity you've captured from the shore!!!

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  4. Beautiful photos of the San Diego Bay, Denise. And the statue of the fishermen is really cool.

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  5. I need photos like that to get through the dark chilly winter. And it hasn't even got that cold yet here.

    Interesting sculpture. Makes me want to find out how tuna was caught.

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  6. The bay looks lovely. Fantastic memorial.

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  7. Great water shots, love the memorial to the fishermen.

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  8. I could enjoy sitting on that ocean today.

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  9. We are getting blasted with an Alberta Clipper here in Georgia. Nice to to see the beautiful and warm looking Bay area and the neat sculpture!

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  10. Nice to see warm pics after all our col temps here.

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  11. Great Watery Wednesday photos from San Diego, Denise. Love the sculpture.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. Plenty of rods, where's the fishermen?.lol.

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  13. The bay is beautiful, and the sculpture fisherman are doing a fine job of hauling in a big one.

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  14. Lovely photos, Denise. Can you imagine what it must have been like to catch a fish that big. It's sad to think of the men who met tragedy on the seas.

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  15. What a beautiful place and I love the sculpture.

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