Thursday, July 23, 2009

SkyWatch Friday ~ Come aboard for a peek...

Photo credit Ricky Funk
This week we had the only ship of its kind and the largest ship ever in our waters anchored in Queen Charlotte. It is a floating condominium. My previous two posts are about this ship however I recieved unexpected on-board photos, so for those of you who asked, here you are....enjoy! Photo credit Ricky Funk
Some peoples kids get all the luck! When The World arrived two of our young Visitor Counselors from the Queen Charlotte Visitor Centre were invite aboard to answer any questions about the islands and get a tour of the ship. Ricky Funk gets all the credit for these photos! Photo credit Ricky Funk
Here are Ricky's photos without titles.
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I did speak with some of the guests from The World as a hospitable "local" and dispelled some of what was on the internet.
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You can live on The World year round, I think they said twelve units are occupied year round by their owners.
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As some of you mentioned, these are city folks who are not into gardening etc. but they said they got their walks in Mother Nature when the boat anchors.
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Owners have their own bikes and the ship also has bikes that are brought ashore for guests.

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If you don't wish to come ashore there are lots of activities on board....while we were talking on the deck of the Visitor Centre someone was waterskiing from The World!
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Outside of the ever changing outstanding views it looks pretty much like an upscale land based condominium building.....
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Or a cruise ship!
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I love being beside big water, fresh or salt but I don't know that I would like to live on it year round but then I am not a city kid either!
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It is beautiful!
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This, I love....great SkyWatch photo!
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Making a statement!
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Where Ricky and his counterpart spent most of their time.
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It was fun while it lasted.
Thanks for the fabulous photos Ricky!
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24 comments:

J Bar said...

Wow.
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Pam said...

That first photo is so unique. I like the angle.

The Write Girl said...

What wonderful photos...it must have been a lovely ride. Thanks for sharing.

Louise said...

I still think it's cool. Maybe not year-round, but it would be fun to have the freedom to hop aboard any time it was going a place you wanted to go, and have your stuff already on board.

Thanks for the post.

Vagabonde said...

These are real fancy “digs” like some would say! I just wished I had a rich aunt or uncle living there and I could go and visit them once in a while. I have read that they have small kitchens in their units, but can eat gourmet dinners in the dining room. I’d like to read a blog from a resident there to understand their experiences on board.

Cactus Jack Splash said...

What a place to live

B SQUARED said...

So the boat is really yours? Very nice, indeed!

James said...

Very neat stuff.

Lorac said...

Wow! i would love to live there!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Love the scene in that last one.

Tammie Lee said...

wowzers, that is quite the fancy ship and great pics of it.

Pearl Maple said...

Stunning venue to be watching the sky from. Thanks for sharing with us, it is quite a ship.

Naturegirl said...

A very interesting concept for condo living! I suppose for a limited time I would enjoy the travel..but like cruises one could get tired of not having roots...solid ground..to each his own I suppose.Thank you for posting!

Deborah Godin said...

That was really a treat to see, and quite grand! I wonder if you can get time shares on it?

erin said...

now i could get into living on board this condo...what an awesome idea. i wonder how many of the units are purchased? and, cost, et. al.
a very interesting post and i so enjoyed.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carolyn: It was a wonderful trip into luxury. That is quite the boat, lucky you.

Carol said...

Impressive! I've enjoyed the tour...

Linda said...

Fascinating glimpse - well done Ricky! All very rich and beautifully done, but stirring no envy in me. Still, glad to hear that they have bikes for sorties ashore.

Janie said...

That's a fantastic boat. I'd enjoy a cruise for a few days, but I'm afraid I'd get claustrophobic there long-term. I like to walk farther than the length of a ship, even a huge one.
Your friend took some great photos!

P said...

Great pics, thanks for posting them, as its good to see how the other half live !

jabblog said...

Extraordinary! I think I could enjoy the liner for a day or two then I'd want to get back to my normal, slightly dull life in the real world . . . ;-)

Tom said...

Excellent posting.. and Ricky's pictures have served you well... I'm sure with a bi of pushing I could get to enjoy living on board such a ship.

SandyCarlson said...

That is utterly amazing. Amazing too that anybody these days can afford to live like that. Great post. Thanks.

Powell River Books said...

That is an amazing ship. I've heard about it but haven't seen any pictures like these. Yes, it's a beautiful view and all the travel would be exciting, but I think I couldn't live like that, even for a short time. I love my solitude up the lake and doing things my way. Plus I would really miss my garden and swims in the lake. Good thing I have beer tastes on a beer budget. - Margy

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