The Kamchatka peninsula of Russia is blanketed in snow, and significant amounts of sea ice can also form and collect along the Pacific coastline. As ice floes grind against each other, they produce smaller floes that can be moved by wind and currents. The irregular south-eastern coastline of Kamchatka provokes large, circular eddy currents to spin off from the main south-westward-flowing Kamchatka current. Three such eddies are highlighted by surface ice floe patterns at image center. The…
A classic humorous seaside photo wall. A family at the beach in bathing costumes. Pop your face in the hole to complete the picture of a family. Hand painted and varnished with a slight sepia varnish and authentically aged this could be an illustration from the 1920s.
Maelstrom - a large, swirling body of water. A free vortex with considerable downdraft.There are few stories of large ships ever being sucked into a maelstrom, although smaller craft are in danger and tsunami or sinkhole-generated maelstroms may even threaten larger craft.
Traditional Galway Hooker from Galway Bay on the west coast of Ireland, built as a fishing boat and designed to deal with the harsh north Atlantic weather found on that coastline. The Galway hookers were traditional fishing boats of the area and are easily recognisable by their steeply raked counter stern, bluff bows and exaggerated tumble home on the topsides.