I always call them ropes and then get corrected, “they’re not ropes, they’re lines.” Ropes, on a ship, are called lines.
These lines are on the ships at Steveston’s Annual Ship Festival. And now that I see how they are so carefully arranged, tied or coiled into beautiful patterns, I can see exactly why they call them lines. Ropes (lines) on boats arranged in looped or coiled patterns, or intriguing knots.
The decorative knotting of rope and cords extends to almost everything on the ship, including the sailor’s tools!
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I love this! Great images. Unique entry for the challenge.
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Great photos! Love the patterns formed by the ropes, you captured them beautifully!
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Excellent array of lines/patterns
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great gallery of sailing details!
The other boats at the festival weren’t nearly as knot-oriented as this one. This boat truly defined the meaning of shipshape!