Lady Washington

Rope was just rope most of my life before I met my DH. Sure, rope ties stuff down. It has utility. But add it to boats and sails and rope takes on a life of its own. Tall sailing ships, like the Lady Washington, above, seem to consume it by the mile.


So it should be no surprise that Longship Marine sells lots of rope.

More roap

I consider it eye candy but a sailor has an entirely different opinion.

Still more roap

There are lots of different kinds of rope. An informed consumer could tell you more than you’d likely care to know.

9 thoughts on “Rope”

  1. I was in the Navy but never saw a ship. I think they had them all roped off. Nah, I was stationed at a Naval Air Station. Come to think of it, I do remember some ropes. And I also remember that if you give a drunken sailor enough rope, he’ll probably hang himself. Heh, heh!

    Have a great Thursday. I’m playing golf and it’s now 30 degrees. But supposed to go up to 67. I hope.

  2. You have roped us all in with these photos. I especially love the uniformity of the top photo, actually the top two. Neatly arranged. I am always impressed with how seemingly unworthy or utilitarian objects take on a life of their own when well photographed. I enjoy all of them in this post. PS. I think I am getting “my groove back” and will be posting and commenting again more regularly. Thanks for all you faithful visits!

  3. Love the photos – rope does look grand on a good ship. As a kid my dad was a commercial salmon fisherman and we had to keep our lines (ropes) in order at all time – no place for stumbling about on a boat.

  4. Oh, my…that’s a lot of rope. And, you’re right…I bet someone could tell you waaaay more about their diameter, length, and usage than you’d care to hear. Then you’d probably wish you hadn’t been roped into that conversation. : )

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