Fishing Boat

Posted by
Jerry (Aberdeen, United States) on 23 July 2019 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Photo taken near La Union, Philippines

This boat is anchored in the Lingayen gulf in the Northern part of Luzon, Philippines. A major sea battle took place here during WWII between the US and Japan. A deceased family member fought near here and later wrote a book called Behind Japanese Lines, by Ray Hunt Jr. He was awarded a Silver Star by General MacArthur. Today all is good between the US and Japan, I've visited Japan many times since the mid 60's. I bought my first motorcycle in Tokyo in 1965.

When my friend and I went to Tokyo to buy motorcycles we happened to see a Honda sign as the bullet train was coming into the station. We walked over to the building and a petite little lady met us. We told her we wanted to tour the Honda factory and her reply was, "so sorry no tour today." I then said "gosh we are disappointed because we wanted to buy two motorcycles." After a long pause she said, "Oh, I think there is tour today." They brought a company car over, drove us 45 minutes across town, gave us a great tour and green worker hats and we bought two motorcycles.

Currently, this gulf is heavily fished by the locals for their daily needs. I rented this boat for three hours and never had a single hit but no complaints, beats being in a war.

Panasonic DMC-FZ28 1/640 second F/8.0 ISO 100 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

Anne from France

Nice shot

23 Jul 2019 6:17am

Catherine (Toscana) from Pornic, France

Beautiful colours here

23 Jul 2019 8:09am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A fabulous image of this boat under a great colored sky. 5*

23 Jul 2019 12:45pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful light and colors. The sky is really nice too.

23 Jul 2019 10:30pm

Panasonic DMC-FZ28
1/640 second
ISO 100
52 mm (35mm equiv.)