Wednesday, August 13, 2008

ABC Wednesdays - D for dredge

This is a familiar sight at the entrance to the Holdfast Shores Marina at Glenelg; it seems that most times I go sailing it is hard at work keeping the channel clear.

To navigate past the dredge one should know that you pass on the side displaying black diamonds, but for those mariners who don't know all the rules they have a sign that says "PASS THIS SIDE".

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20 comments:

leslie said...

Unique take on the letter D for today. Have a wonderful week and don't forget to come by to see me at my DOMICILE.

CaBaCuRl said...

Haven't seen any other dredges yet....great D idea. We have a dredge up at the mouth of the Tweed River, constantly trying to keep the bar clear and open.

photowannabe said...

Original post for the letter D. I haven't seen any other Dredges.

magiceye said...

hey what a coincidence! have posted a dredger desilting in mumbai today too!

Deslilas said...

Original post with this "drague".

shutter happy jenn said...

Very great shot! The colors are really clear!

I also joined ABC Wednesday! HERE is where you can see my "D" photo. Please drop by if you have some time. Thanks!

Greyscale Territory said...

Quite a smart dredge compared with some of the clumsy, dark, huge ones I have seen! Great pic!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Another posting that as taught me something today..:O)

david mcmahon said...

I'd forgotten about the meaning of the black diamonds!

Ackworth Born said...

Dredgers do a very important job.

Bear Naked said...

Clever idea to use dredge for ABC Wednesday--D.
The diamonds are an added bonus.

Bear((( )))

AphotoAday said...

Pass on the side with the "d"iamonds -- I'll have to remember that... (I learn something new every day)

RuneE said...

It is always nice to use double security - very appropriate D.

Denise said...

We often see dredgers out from the beach."Look Wilma, a dredger" I say, she looks but never comments. LOL!

Tommy said...

Cool pictures. Not sure I have ever seen a dredge.

ellen b. said...

Yep leave it to me to pass on the wrong side! Great choice for D

babooshka said...

Very important job of work. Great unique choice.

Neva said...

what an interesting picture...I haven't seen a dredger before....but maybe I just didn't know what they were!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

I learned something new again at ABC Wednesday.

I need to get out more, apparently!

: D

Sara said...

Great choice! There are a few of those where I live too, constantly dredging out the mouth of the Los Angeles river.