Friday, November 28, 2014

Boats and Floats - Saturday Snapshots

I love boats! The feel of the wind in my hair, the misty spray, the sparkling water. In celebration of things that float, today's Saturday Snapshot post features watercraft--from primitive to luxurious.
(Click on photos to enlarge.)

My son and I on a wild ride down the Taylor River,
Colorado. Great fun! (A long time ago.)

I'm the one wearing the yellow life jacket.

My son made this raft and poled it around
Lake Irwin, Colorado. I'm not sure how seaworthy
it was, but he didn't fall in! (Also long ago. He's 40 now.)

Punting on the Cam River,
Cambridge, England.
Same idea as my son's raft, but oh, so civilized.
Sailboat -- Quiet, tranquil, lovely.
Santa Barbara, California
Battleship Texas, dry docked at the
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic
Site, LaPorte, Texas
The Statendam, Holland America cruise of
Alaska's Inside Passage 
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Brona Joy said...

Lovely idea for a theme this week :-)
The day I was in Cambridge was too miserable to even consider going out in a punt!

Ah but the cruise of Alaska's inside passge is something (that sounds a little wrong!!) but I would love to do one day :-)

Frances Stiles said...

I love these, Sandy. Such variety. I love the one in England. Have a great weekend!

jacquie said...

This covers the whole spectrum of boating! LOL Such fun to be on the water, no matter the vessel!

Sean @ His And Her Hobbies said...

What an awesome idea for a topic. Your son did a good job with his raft as it is not as easy as it looks to make something that actually floats and can support a person. The Battleship looks very much like the Wisconsin which is on permanent display nearby in Norfolk. Thanks for sharing.

Sean at His and Her Hobbies

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great theme, and I enjoyed seeing the range of boats. I really loved that Cam River display. I must admit that I haven't been on very many kinds of boats...sailboats and speedboats, but I have never even been on a cruise. Wow! I wonder why that is? Oh, yes, being on a boat for any length of time arouses my feeling of claustrophobia....LOL.

Thanks for sharing the lovely boats...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

Indrani said...

This a great theme. You have a good collection. :)

Anne Bennett said...

Lots of trip memories. Good collection.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Amazing pictures! I would love to do this!

Susan Lindquist said...

What a terrific idea for a theme post! I particularly loved seeing Huck Finn on his raft! I always wanted to make one when I was a kid! I loved the picture of the punts on the English river too! So colorful!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

We had a great time on the Alaska cruise and saw so much beauty. Maybe I'll feature that trip in a future Saturday Snapshot post. I'd like to go again.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

We had a wonderful time in England. Our "home base" was London, and we took the Tube, trains, buses, and taxis to get around. We saw a lot on day trips in just a couple of weeks, but there's so much more we'd like to see and do. I'm ready to go back.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the post. I was looking for something in my writing room and came across the Cambridge photo in a drawer. That inspired today's post.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

When I started searching for photos for this post, I found way too many to include in one post. Guess I've been on a lot of boats over the years! I'm glad you enjoyed my photos.

Leovi Leovi said...

Nice photos, I love these boats !!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I have lots more photos of boats...too many for one post!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

As a mom, that raft was kind of scary to me, but my son had a great time making and launching it. Sometimes you just have to bite your tongue and let your kids take risks -- within reason!

Ginx Craft said...

What a wonderful and very varied selection of vessels.

Allison said...

I love all things water! Ironically, my husband and I have never been on a raft. My home town offers a rafting package. Maybe I'll have to brave it. :-)

Louise said...

What a lovely series of photos, and a lovely series of memories. I cruised the inside passage back in the 80s- such an incredible area. I'd love to go back one day.

Julie said...

I love this! My favorite is your sons raft! Very cool! I grew up with a sailboat and love being on the water!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Me too. That cruise was one of my favorite vacations.