… as in “ain’t no [time] for [them] as well as “ain’t no cure for them.”  Here’s to all ways of getting on the water for fun . . . aka whatever boat’s your float!  So here’s an idea:  send me your best “beat the summertime blues” fotos  and I’ll post them.  I have some from you already.  Fotos should be your own, and I’ll choose ones that are focused, well-composed, . .  and at least 300k.

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In not too much time we’ll be dressed for iceboating, cowering in a dark four p.m. corner out of the icy gale rather than basking in seven p. m. sunwarmth, stepping carefully on icy surfaces, dealing with frozen equipment, and  . . .

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Here are some recent rec-boats I’ve taken fotos of, starting with a Manhattan  smartboat . . .

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a green flash,

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a rising Nimble from Michigan,

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a Trophy fishing (?) in Susan H‘s net,

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a Nordhavn 35 negotiating the last lock before Lake Ontario,

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passing the corn barge (two up) and English River,

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an elegant wooden Owens  half a century young,

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Valentine the Nordic Tug 35 from Morro Bay, CA,

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(A parenthetical note:  When I asked the owner if he knew Fred of Tug44, his response was, “Doesn’t everybody?”)

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Bernadette a Trumpy “houseboat,”

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and of course my conveyance in Guanabara Bay, where technically it is winter, Do Surf, with a tiller to steer her by.

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So no matter what your float to beat the summertime blues and no matter where you float on any part of the +70% watery parts of the globe, if you feel like it, send your pics and I’ll choose what to put up, as I have before.

Here and here are some of my previous fotos of folks plying the waters for play.

Unrelated:  Dewaruci–a visitor to the sixth boro in summer 2012–has been dismasted off western Australia.