Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What's in a Name?

As I took this photo, I noticed the names of some of the boats - Rachel K., Captain Morgan, okay.  But Argo Navis, what does that mean?  Now some of you may already know this but since I didn't I decided to google it!  Here's what I found:

"Low on the southern horizon lies the crown jewel of spring equatorial skies. There are now six constellations among these stars.  These six constellations are the dismembered parts of a much larger constellation outlined by the ancient Greeks. They called it the Great Ship Argo Navis." (Pam Eastlick)

So there you have it, the Argo Navis.


  1. We are the first generation to have the facts at our fingertips. This picture reminds me of the line from John Masefield "I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by". Paul at Leeds in Yorkshire daily photography

  2. A dreamy shot of the wonderful sailboats!

  3. Owned by a keen astrologer hey Lisa, beautiful shot!

  4. Lovely photo and post