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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Victoria Classic Boat Festival

For the last few days there's been more teak in the Inner Harbour than you'd find in a log jam on a Borneo river. And lots of maple, oak, mahogany and other expensive exotic hardwoods too. Labour Day Weekend here is marked with one of my favorite shows, the Victoria Classic Boat Festival. It's a treat to walk around the docks and look at these beautiful heritage boats and yachts but it's even nicer that so many of them welcome the public aboard to look around and see what it's like to live on one of these floating palaces.

From the photo below it's easy to see that I'm not the only one who came out yesterday to walk around and enjoy the boats. The Inner Harbour Causeway was a bustling scene of activity. If you look carefully you can see one of my favorite local bloggers, in her usual spot under the red umbrella on the left. Tomorrow we'll take a closer look at some of the wonderful old boats that came for the festival.


Dean Lewis said...

Ah-ha, another close-up, abstract, minimilist composition.
Love it.
The 'variations on a theme' there are infinite.

JoJo said...

What a beautiful and colourful day on Inner Harbour! Wish I was there!

Mike Laplante said...

What Dean said... :)

Dana said...

Ah, my home away from home! :)

I love the Classic Boat Festival-- it makes our harbour look so vibrant and pretty. I didn't even mind the breeze/wind this weekend. I really liked getting to see the flags in all their colourful glory!