Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Quay

Quay- (pronounced key)- a landing place constructed along the edge of a body of water. A quay or wharf is built along and parallel to the shore; while a pier runs out and away from or at a right angle to the shore. A dock is the water next to a quay, wharf or pier where a ship could stay at low water.
The Harbor Queen docked in Annapolis Harbor.
Photos taken in Annapolis, Maryland.
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17 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

Love docks, wharfs. Could hang out there all day.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love wharfs and docks, too! And I do spend lots of time at the ones here near our house! Great word for the day, Carol! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sylvia

photowannabe said...

Thanks for the explainations for the different words. Beautiful photos and a gorgeous area.

joo said...

Beautiful - I like the light and the pinkish shadow of the sky!

Deb said...

I learned something new today....thank you...great photos..

Manang Kim said...

I like your shots very pretty! Happy Wednesday!

ABC Wednesday~Q

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful photos - a land person myself but drawn to wharfs and docks whenever we are by the water.

Jay said...

I've been to Annapolis! I loved it. I didn't see any yachts like that one, though. Pity!

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week! :)

Willa said...

Thanks for today's lesson, all my life,I always pronounced it as "kwey" :D

Jayne said...

Anything to do with boats and water appeals to me. Love that last photo in particular. :)

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

lovely Q words...
Mine is here
Happy Sensational Wednesday!
hugs
shakira

Jo said...

Thanks for showing the difference between quay and pier. I was never sure. Beautiful photos. Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments.

jabblog said...

Beautiful soft light in your photos. I'd rather by on the quay than on the sea!

Anna said...

Nice choice of Q-word and great photos of boats in harbour. I can almost smell the sea air! And feel the wind on my face!
Best wishes,
Anna

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Joy said...

Love the first photos composition and light. Annapolis looks like a great place to watch the ships go by.

Janie said...

Interesting Q. I was always confused about the difference between a pier and a wharf/quay. You explained it well!

Tumblewords: said...

A beautiful place. I can smell the sea.