Morning photo: Harbor scenes

Sail away …

The harbor in Ushuaia, Argentina. Ours was the smaller, blue-hulled boat, and we were thankful.

By Bob Berwyn

SUMMIT COUNTY — Long before railway stations and airports, intrepid explorers set out on their adventures from seaside cities where the port was the center of commercial, civic and cultural life.

In many coastal towns, harbors are still the hub, with roads and train tracks radiating outward to carry goods to inland destinations. It doesn’t take much in the way of imagination to conjure up exotic destinations when you’re standing at a quay looking at ships flying foreign flags. So it was fun compiling a few of my favorite harbor shots for #FriFotos. Join the fun by uploading your favorite harbor scenes, tagging them with #FriFotos and join in the Twitter conversation.

Dusk falls over the harbor of Cassis, France.

A sunset view of the harbor in Naples, Itally, with cloud-shrouded Vesuvius as a backdrop.

A Greek naval vessel at anchor in the Corfu harbor.

Naples, Castel dell'Ovo, Italy

The yacht harbor at the Castel dell’Ovo in Naples, Italy.

Looking over the Naples harbor from high in the Castel dell’Ovo.

Mending nets, an ages-old harbor tradition in Piran, Slovenia.

Pleasure boats in the harbor in Saranda, Albania.

Fishermen in the harbor in Saranda. Albania.

Fishermen in the harbor in Saranda. Albania.

Sunset over the harbor in Saranda, Albania.

Vlore, Albania, bound for Italy.

Ferries in the Vlore harbor.

Stranded in Ushuaia.

@CoTravGirl is Antarctica-bound in Ushuaia, and lovin’ it!

The Ushuaia harbor seen from the airport.

Sailing toward the Ushuaia harbor after a 10-day Antarctic voyage. Check out the sterns of the two super-sized cruise ships. Bigger is better, right?

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