… 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.
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 . . .
Here are some recent rec-boats I’ve taken fotos of, starting with a Manhattan smartboat . . .
a green flash,
a rising Nimble from Michigan,
a Trophy fishing (?) in Susan H‘s net,
a Nordhavn 35 negotiating the last lock before Lake Ontario,
passing the corn barge (two up) and English River,
an elegant wooden Owens half a century young,
Valentine the Nordic Tug 35 from Morro Bay, CA,
(A parenthetical note: When I asked the owner if he knew Fred of Tug44, his response was, “Doesn’t everybody?”)
and of course my conveyance in Guanabara Bay, where technically it is winter, Do Surf, with a tiller to steer her by.
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.