Sunday, November 25, 2012

Messing around in boats.....

There's nothing...absolutely nothing...
half so much worth doing, as simply 
messing around in boats...
Ratty to Mole...The Wind in the Willows...
Even though I'm more of a landlubber, I can definitely see the appeal of 'messing around in boats' (nice video). I'm not saying I wouldn't set sail, I would and have taken a whale watching cruise , who could pass up an experience like this!. Without doubt I would not ever go on a cruise ship holiday, it's the same sort of deal as flying..too many people enclosed in an unnatural situation haha! Mostly I enjoy strolling around the marina taking shots of attractive little craft like these two. If you're off sailing this Sunday morning, enjoy..and if ye be a landlubber like me, cheers, enjoy your day. Take care....


29 comments:

  1. I love your boat shots!! I love to sail, I love to take cruises and have had some of the very best! Great memories! You do capture such great colors, so vivid! Next best thing to being there!! Enjoy the remainder of your weekend, Grace!!

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  2. It's something I've never developed much of an appreciation for, being out in a boat. I see quite a number of boats like that on the Rideau Canal near my home. The shots are lovely though.

    As to being on a cruise ship, that's my idea of hell.

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  3. Yep, definitely like your lovely post, Grace, as well as...messing around in boats!

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  4. I rarely get the opportunity for "messing around in boats", but I sure do like strolling around boat harbours! Nice post Grace!

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  5. It's funny, but I find marinas very enclosed, restrained places that feel totally unrelated to the sea but, sometimes, I go window shopping for boats, imagining which one I would have if I could have any sort of lifestyle I choose.

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  6. Oh thanks for the quote (I love that book) and for the wonderfully inviting photos!

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  7. Oh yeah, messing around in boats... Nothing better indeed.

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  8. I like the reflections by the first photo...... good shot Grace,
    and i like sailing to.

    Greetings, Joop

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  9. Oh, I love boating. Great photos.

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  10. I prefer to be on the dock too!

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  11. I am waiting to drop a kid at work to head straight to the boat ramp to head out on the harbour..
    Enjoy your Sunday :)

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  12. Nice images, Grace, especially the first one. I'm fine with being on boats, but would never want to own one.

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  13. Your photos are very romantic. I love boats, too, but like Jack would not own one. They are holes in the water into which you pour money!

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  14. I agree with Lowell. We did own a sailboat...These days I am happy to rent one...but prefer one that comes with a crew!...Janey

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  15. I used to think I'd like to go down to the sea in a ship...not so much anymore...but I do like living near the beach...which I now do! Enjoyed your boat photos :)

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  16. I'm with you Grace .... strolling around the marina clickety clicking with my camera is way nicer than sitting in a boat that dips and rises making me want to jump overboard and swim to the nearest solid ground.

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  17. I miss flying.

    These are fine pictures. Please have a good Sunday ahead.

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  18. On the other hand, there is a saying in this country that the two happiest days in your life are the day you buy your boat and the day you sell your boat. They do suck up a lot of time and resources.

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  19. I totally agree with what Bob Crowe just said. I love sailing in my friend's boats but I don't think I would want to own one.

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  20. Nice boats. I have taken one cruise in my life and I really did not enjoy it at all. I enjoyed the friends I was with but, a couple of times around the deck and I'd seen it all. I'd much rather arrive in a city and set out on foot taking in the atmosphere and enjoying a late dinner in someplace new and exciting.

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  21. Looks like they are ready to go.

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  22. J'aime ces ports. Il y a toujours quelque chose à regarder.
    Bon dimanche, Gracie!

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  23. Nice water reflections in these shots. "Quells" are a great precaution if your going out on the water and there's a bit of a swell.

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  24. I have not many opportunities for "messing around in boats", but it must be fun. Have a good Sunday, Grace!

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  25. I wouldn't like to be on a boat here today, we have a heavy November storm here, better stay on the ground. Have a nice sunday!

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  26. Oh, what beautiful pictures! It really sings of summer:) And thanks for a quick trip down memory lane, love the quote and loved that book when I was younger!

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  27. What a wonderful thing to have a boat! Growing up, my Grandpa took us out on Lake Michigan and it was always some of my favorite time.

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  28. Great reflections of the top shot.

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