The wooden boats were arriving all day Friday in preparation for the 28th Annual 2012 Lake Arrowhead Antique & Classic Boat Show hosted by the Southern California Chapter ACBS. And the scent of varnish is in the air here in the San Bernardino mountains.
And even when tied up to a dock, it’s always great to have the opportunity to see one of those specatcular Gar Wood runabouts…
As the participants continue to set up their classic boats for the official start to the show on Saturday, interested spectators and fellow boaters gather together to share some stories… That’s what makes the hobby so special.
This years Guest Speaker (and chief photographer) Matt Smith arrives and immediately begins looking for that unique iPhone shot from the dock… I overheard a little kid say “Mommy, whats that man doing on the dock?”
The entrance to the wonderful Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa lobby was a static on-land boat show as everyone was checking in for the weekend, before they put the boats in the drink.
Brian gave us a tour of Lake Arrowhead on Friday, viewing the cabins from the lake always provides a different perspective. The lake is a popular destination for folks from the Los Angeles / SoCal area, many who head up to their cabins during the summer months.