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:

march on... said...

nice photos. the sun is shining bright :0

Luna Miranda said...

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

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

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

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eileeninmd said...

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

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

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.

Caroline said...

The bay looks lovely. Fantastic memorial.

Jan n Jer said...

Great water shots, love the memorial to the fishermen.

Out on the prairie said...

I could enjoy sitting on that ocean today.

Jean said...

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!

gigihawaii said...

What a beautiful statue!

Carolina Mountains said...

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

Betsy from Tennessee said...

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

imac said...

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

lina@happy family said...

Love your watery shots, Denise...

Janie said...

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

Kay said...

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.

NatureFootstep said...

wow, that´s a BIG fish :)

Carver said...

What a beautiful place and I love the sculpture.