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Saturday, November 12, 2011

MY Bob Barker in Sydney

I went to see the Bob Barker today and took a few photos. The ship is ready to take off for Hobart, where all three Sea Shepherd vessels will meet and start this year's anti whaling operation in the Southern Ocean.
As always I made a small donation, wished the good and brave young people on board luck and am hoping that this really is going to be the last year of Japanese whaling.
It is sad and ironic how all camera brands are Japanese and people who want to take good photos have no options but to buy Japanese products. It always is a personal decision, but I boycott Japanese goods and products and my old Canon body and two lenses are the only 'made in Japan' objects that I own. I'm not planning to upgrade and, of course, I can never afford Leica or Hasselblad.
I'm not sure how I feel about the new paintjob. I think that the old all-black Sea Shepherd vessels looked more menacing, mysterious and invincible. This new design is cool, but makes the ship feel a bit like a toy.
MY Bob Barker, Sydney
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Let's wish the Sea Shepherd crew a successful season!
If you're a supporter, you can easily make a donation or buy a great t-shirt or cap. http://www.seashepherd.org/