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October 7, 2013 / viewsfromasmallisland

The turning tide

the tide has turned

I love old wooden boats. They might not be as practical as fibreglass and need more maintenance but they are just so full of character; a proper boat.



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  1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words / Oct 7 2013 8:33 pm

    what a great photo!

  2. Heather / Oct 7 2013 9:02 pm

    me too…a wooden boat is so classic!

  3. maryoconnor12 / Oct 7 2013 9:53 pm

    I agree on the wooden boats. So does my cousin, who makes a business out of building them. Can’t beat ’em!

  4. seascapedesigns2013 / Oct 8 2013 12:32 am

    When you row one you know that you are in a real boat. Nice picture, I like how you have the boat, the sand and the water…great contrast.

  5. Mary Mageau / Oct 8 2013 12:01 pm

    What a tranquil photo of a wooden boat. There is something so nostalgic about the setting – perhaps it is the sense of emptiness in an ebb tide.

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Oct 8 2013 12:26 pm

      Thank you. It was a lovely peaceful spot, which is what I trying to capture. I suspect had I visited the same spot a hundred years ago it would have looked just the same.

  6. MaraEastern / Oct 11 2013 2:13 pm

    Old boats are beautiful, even if not practical. They are one of my favourite subjects in your photos!
    Your boat photos are old-fashioned in the best possible meaning of the word – in the meaning of “classic” rather than “old-worldly”.

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