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2009-06-25

bye bye boats

Over 36,000 miles down, and just 400 or so to go. The eight Volvo Ocean Race 2008/2009 - the ‘Everest of Sailing’ as they like to call it - contenders are leaving Stockholm today after a week-long stop over. The next, and final, stop of this year's race is St Petersburg in Russia. In a couple of days the race around the world will all be over.

Skeppsbron (map) 24 June 2009

4 comments:

Halcyon said...

Cool! I hope they all make it to the end safely.

cieldequimper said...

Great general shot, I love the colours!

Jacob said...

I'm sorry to have to say I've never heard of this race, but I'm glad to say you have made a beautiful picture of beautiful boats in a beautiful setting.

Will you be present to see them off?

Per Stromsjo said...

Well captured, Peter.

Sailing is supposed to be a quiet and environmentally friendly mode of transportation. According to critics, this particular stop-over event was neither quiet nor environmentally friendly. Life in a city is always a compromise.

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