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Dutch Brig  "Aphrodite"






Here a series of pictures of the Dutch brig "Aphrodite" taken during passage of Lillebælt on July 05.2006.
She was heading straight towards Snævringen , - "The Narrows" -, and the wind was just right for this course.
I was on my way back to port, when I saw a tall ship in the horizon.
Full rigged masts and white hull made me believe that it was the biggest of the Danish training ships, - "Danmark" -, but when she came closer I noticed that she had only two masts, - a brig -, while "Danmark" is a real full rigger with three masts.

I was low on gasoline, - and really should sail home -, but could not resist to wait for the brig to get closer in order to identify her, and to circle around her a couple of times to take photos - - -
After all, - it is NOT very often you see a real brig in these waters -, and if I really ran out of fuel, I could always reach land by rowing.

She was the steel brig "Aphrodite" of Stavoren carrying Dutch flag.
Unfortunately she is NOT an old-timer, but a fairly new ship built in 1994 with the purpose of sailing with passengers.
Therefore some ugly deck houses have been added, which to a certain degree spoils the illusion of a real "old-timer".
But although she is not "the real thing", she is still well worth to have a look at although a real ship lovers heart will not start pounding violently when seeing her - - -
And now she happened to pass Middelfart on her journey north through Lillebælt - - -

The "Aphrodite" is 31 m. long and has a breadth of 6,5 m. and a draught of 1,9 m.
The mast height is 23 m, and she carries 383 square meters of sail.

Please enjoy my impressions from a boat trip circling the "Aphrodite" a few times.
 
 


"Aphrodite"
Photographed in Lillebælt, Denmark on July 5. 2006
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


"Aphrodite"
Photographed in Lillebælt, Denmark on July 5. 2006
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


"Aphrodite"
Photographed in Lillebælt, Denmark on July 5. 2006
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


"Aphrodite"
Photographed in Lillebælt, Denmark on July 5. 2006
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


"Aphrodite"
Photographed in Lillebælt, Denmark on July 5. 2006
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


"Aphrodite"
Photographed in Lillebælt, Denmark on July 5. 2006
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


"Aphrodite"
Photographed in Lillebælt, Denmark on July 5. 2006
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


"Aphrodite"
Photographed in Lillebælt, Denmark on July 5. 2006
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


"Aphrodite"
Photographed in Lillebælt, Denmark on July 5. 2006
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


"Aphrodite"
Photographed in Lillebælt, Denmark on July 5. 2006
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


"Aphrodite"
Photographed in Lillebælt, Denmark on July 5. 2006
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 

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