Friday, April 20, 2012

San Juan 12 - HMS Bounty 2

San Juan 12 - The Bounty 2

As I started to walk away from the HMS Bounty I noticed a young woman working high up in the rigging standing on nothing but a small rope.  I walked back and made photos of her as she worked on one of the sails.  Then she climbed even higher to the next level very close to the top.  I made 90 photos of her as she worked and when I left she was still up there.

I am sharing photos this morning that should give you an idea of how high up she was, and how dangerous her job is.  I am not afraid of heights but couldn't imagine walking around on a piece of rope.  I believe she had a safety harness, but it would still be dangerous work.   Check the other photos I uploaded to my Blog if you want to see her working near the top of the mast.

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William F Matthews said...

Excellent pictures of an unusual activity.

K. Bruce Lane - Photo of the Day said...

Thanks for the positive feedback!!

Anonymous said...

That's my daughter. She is amazing!

K. Bruce Lane - Photo of the Day said...

She is a brave woman to be up there. I photographed her for quite a while and have many more photos. I find it amazing that I could take a photo of her and eventually her Mom, somewhere in the world, could see them.

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