Her Ladyship ~~~~ "THE STRUMPET" ....Gaffer!

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

This fine looking Gaff rigged yacht with her striking red sails is a well known vessel in these parts.

I'm not certain how or why she was named "The Strumpet" since she seems to be a well behaved ship!

Her fine lines and sea-worthy looks are much admired by local sailors..I was glad to see her!

BTW, I simply cant believe that this was selected for GE, it in no way fits the criterion.

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Laurentiu Mitu on September 10, 2009

Woh how I'd like to sail!!!

AL1612 on September 11, 2009

Beautiful sailing ship with that eye-catching red sail. Looks great!

Greetings, Anette

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on September 14, 2009

Laurentiu Mitu...This is a skill that I have never learned, my first sailing trip ended in the drink ;>)

AL1612--I took a few shots as she approached, but with the sun in her sails she looks much nicer from here ;>)

Thanks for stopping by ;>)


Andromeda/R. Stetsch… on September 15, 2009

Hallo Jim, fine photo, I like it!

Do you know that farafir Alfred lost his whole gallery??? His account is there in Panoramio, but the pictures are not to find!

He´s very sad, and there´s no answer from the forum. Can you help him???

Kind regards, Rosie

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on September 15, 2009

Dear Rosie, as always I am very happy to see you again and I welcome your precious comment!!

I am aware of the problem with Alfred's gallery and also very concerned. This could happen to any one of us!! Of course I am unable to take direct action my self, but I promise to make discreet inquiries to help him get some answers!! I find it hard to believe that the administrators would do this without offering an explanation!! Surely, we are entitled top fair play!!!

The moderators will know what to do and this is where I will start my inquiries!!

Thank you for making us aware of Alfred's problem!!

Kind regards Rosie


Steve Paxton on September 15, 2009

Jim you keep them coming like this we don't see a lot here Auckland is full of boats hope to find a few for you steve

Andromeda/R. Stetsch… on September 16, 2009

A lot of thanks, Jim!

Interesting detail: Argenna found the gallery of Alfred, but it is only a static view, you can´t open the pictures - the comment is: this photo doesn´t exist anymore...

Have a good time, __Rosie_ ((-;

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on September 16, 2009

I try steve111, send me any you find!! has COAL MINERS BOY been in touch??

Dear Rosie..thanks for the feed back!! I have referred the problem to one of the moderators for his attention!! I hope that Alfred will get the explanation he deserves!! I am getting very concerned about the health of Panoramio Rosie, there are things happening that greatly concern me.

Alfred is not on his own. It seems that any one of us could be axed for the slightest infringement.

Unfortunately, no one seems to care enough to explain what is going on!!

I have just learned that my good friend Coal Miners Boy is voting with his feet by closing his gallery down in protest!! I may only be a few steps behind him. I will not tolerate unfair and unjust behaviour!!

Sorry to sound so negative my friend but this is not of my doing!!

Warm regards Rosie


David Brown Photogra… on September 16, 2009

It will be a tragedy if you walk Jim for a temporary set of problems. I know that they are migrating everything over to the Google servers and that must be a hell of a headache for them. My pictures stopped working for a while (I had a tag - "Broken") but they got fixed after a few days without me mentioning them to anyone.

We have a strong community and worldwide friendship, hang in there. You would be gravely missed otherwise.

Warmest regards Jethro

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on September 16, 2009

I appreciate your kind and thoughtful words Jethro and I so much enjoy chatting away to the many friends I have made here. Of course, that is very important!! and you could be right, but at what point does temporary become the norm!!

There are people out there that don't understand the issues involved here!! me included!! misinterpretation, or simple misunderstandings through the language barrier all serve to cause grief!!

I dearly hope that things improve soon, progress seems to be painfully slow!!

The people affected need to be re-assured !!

Warm regards ;>)


c.s. on October 25, 2009

Close hauled, slightly leaning to the right. Sorry, to starboard I mean.

Fine marine painting Jim, can't get enough of boats.


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on October 26, 2009

Hello Claus...always a pleasure to read your comments my friend...You are quite right of course... It would be oh so easy to confine all comment to either boats, ships, steam locos and old machinery...oh! not forgetting classic motor cycles and cars ;>) it beats endless architecture, art, historical ruins, nature and wild life..but its a bigger world than that, as we both well know ;>))

Kind regards Claus


Nick Weall on November 3, 2010

This has long been a favourite of mine old Gaffer ~ so it is great to be able to come back now and tap the like button too :) This is a prefectly balanced picture ~ with the sails set fair and using the full power of the wind ~ may this carry you far in the NPC ~ best wishes to you Jim ~ nick

Marin Stanisic on May 3, 2011

Beautiful captured, excellent contrast - L3. Greetings from Croatia, Marin

Wilf Ratzburg on September 3, 2011


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on September 3, 2011

Nick Weall~~~Oh dear Nick ;( this is just too bad of me..how could I have missed these comments for such a long time..really, I feel quite ashamed!

Be that is it may, your comments, along with those of Marin Stanisic are as fresh to me now as the day they were made..

My abject apologies to you both ;)

frtzw906~~~Your'e most welcome, glad you liked it!

Many thanks to you all for your precious comments and visit!


Herve sam on April 14, 2013

Elle est très élégante avec ses belles lignes ,YSL

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on November 17, 2013

relax88~~~~Je suis très reconnaissant pour votre évaluation généreux, le Y * + L signifie beaucoup, merci.

Kind regards!


Steve Paxton on November 18, 2013

Jim great to have you back, my your french has improved. i have a few new ones for you page two is very interesting in the far end of the world to see them in port. you just may one of them but i bet the rest will have you thinking. you under mate in the down part. Steve

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Photo taken in Sandsend Rd, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21, UK

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    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
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