Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Marine Traffic Jam!


 Lest you get the mistaken impression that it's always tranquil here . . .
 check out the crazy marine traffic we had to put up with this weekend . . .
 A round-the-island race of remote-controlled sailboats. . . . So that sailboat at the horizon above and below is sailed by its on-board crew while those smaller ones in the foreground are being sailed by their owners falling along in the flotilla of small outboards. . .
How's that expression go? Ah yes, to each his own . . .

8 comments:

  1. Oh we have a large pond on Dallas Road for these events...but the saltchuck would be ever so much fun!
    I'd say boys and their toys...but that might be sexist!

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    1. Apparently, it was the first-eve round-the-island mini sailboat regatta. . . . I suppose those involved thought it was much fun!

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  2. My husband prefers to be inside his sailboat!!
    Here's hoping I get up there in time for the Bathtub Race this summer. It's such a hoot. They turn around right in front of our deck.

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    1. We watch them zoom by at the start of the race, right in front of our deck as well. Plus there are always a few of our island neighbours racing -- it's the ultimate crazy summertime fun, the Bathtub Race, isn't it?!

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  3. It's a way to get out on the water, I guess. In addition to marine traffic jams, there are marine traffic fender benders - I'm sure you heard about the fishing tug that rammed one of the navy vessels yesterday.

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    1. Yes, that was a big blooper -- that trawler captain must be embarrassed, at least!

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  4. This is adorable.

    I am in a deep work abyss right now - thank you for the cheering photos.

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