Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

I'm a few days late blogging about the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, which was last weekend. It was my first time there and it was a lot of fun.

There were hundreds of wooden boats, from tall ships and steamers to canoes and kayaks and even gorgeous wooden paddleboards.

If you want to build a ship,
don't drum up the men to gather wood,
divide the work and give orders.
Instead, teach them to yearn
for the vast and endless sea..."
Antoine de Saint Exupery

Many of the boats sported colorful flower arrangements, and the picturesque town of Port Townsend was filled with bright hanging flower baskets.


"There is nothing -- absolutely nothing --
 half so much worth doing
as simply messing about in boats."
          - Spoken by Ratty to Mole in Wind in the Willows
 a children's book by Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932)

Wooden kayaks against the brilliant blue sky.

Have a colorful day

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