All the header photos are also by me.

SS Queensgarth, North Atlantic.

Scanned from a slide take forty years ago. Bulk carrier Queensgarth in the north atlantic. Chicago to Rotterdam carrying maize.



13 responses

  1. those are some rough seas!

    February 12, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    • Mr Mole

      Thanks for the comments, this was a reasonable day, for a rougher day look at a bit of life No2

      February 12, 2012 at 8:42 pm

  2. Not my idea of a good time, but I love the photograph. I assume you were wearing a life vest when you shot this. 🙂 This shot really captures the power of the North Atlantic.

    February 16, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    • Mr Mole

      I suppose you get used to it, tankers float quite well, so long and they don’t break their backs.

      February 17, 2012 at 7:36 am

  3. Great document!! I like how it can be felt the energy of the sea.

    February 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm

  4. i love your ocean travel shots. The seas look awesome. Have you read Eric Newby’s ‘The Last Grain Race’? Makes you feel the sea. TP

    February 23, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    • Mr Mole

      Yes, I read it many years ago.
      There is a small old wooden sailing ship in Plymouth at the moment that is starting to trade with South America with cagoes like rum that are in no hurry to get to their destination. sounds rather nice.

      February 24, 2012 at 8:18 am

  5. GD


    Just wondering if it would be possible to include this photo on my blog page? Please contact me for details. Thank you!

    January 12, 2014 at 8:58 am

  6. GD

    This is such an amazing/terrifying photo! I really can’t stop looking at it.

    I’m off to travel on a cargo ship soon and would love to post your photo on our blog to promote the trip. Would this be possible? Thank you!

    January 14, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    • Mike

      Please feel free to use it, I think ‘bit of life No2’ is more worrying.
      Remember it is a tanker and the lie much lower in the water than a cargo ship.
      What and where is your blog.
      Happy sailing.

      January 15, 2014 at 9:44 pm

  7. Nil

    Wow! Love the power of the sea… Great shot!

    October 23, 2014 at 4:24 am

    • Thanks, powerful indeed. I wish digital cameras had been invented then, you could get some good photos.

      October 23, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      • Nil

        They’d have to be waterproof then, though… and only the most expensive ones have that property… 😉

        October 23, 2014 at 8:39 pm

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