Thanks to fellow Woody Boaters Ron Stevenson from the left coast and Victor Fabricius from Florida finishing off last gasp week in stlye. Take it away Ron.
Special gas price for our Queen City YC club this weekend only $3.89!
Typical Seattle day — warm at low 50s, liquid sunshine, many shades of gray (oh dear!). Different kind of bondage though; aren’t we really tied to, fascinated by, and in love with our boats? I am proud to say I am in love with ITCHIN’ my 35′ 1953 Chris Craft Commander! She feels good underneath me, warm, inviting, making wonderful noises.
Hmm, is this boat porn? Oh dear!
Cabin heater working well along with the wipers. Next outing the Christmas Lighted Parade in 3 weeks! We never quit!
And these great shots in from Victor in FLA! Love the addition of some cool vintage canoes!
These are pix from our Wooden Canoe Heritage Association meet at Stephen C Foster State Park in the Okefenokee Swamp last weekend in October 2012, I had my 1914 Old Town paddling with a mix of other members’ canoes. The blue one was a 1936 restored Old Town, in my mind “best of show” with 2 well known “stripper” models, another later model light weight Old Town and a green “synthetic” Old Town “Camper” model, E M White, and a Chestnut. The paddling Saturday started off warm by kind of bleak as hurricane Sandy was winging its way up the coast just off Florida/Georgia. Overcast sky and drove the gators below water where they stayed warmer than on top in the windy conditions.
Hosted by Tom and Lynne Wasson from Fernandino Beach, Florida who made a huge pot of chili for Friday night cooked burgers and hot dogs Saturday evening as well. Other participants brought deserts and side dishes to add to the gorging Americans are known for. There were canoeists from the Philadelphia area, Mobile Alabama, 4 from north Georgia, 1 from Aiken SC, as well as others. Saturday we paddled to a landing that was once a Cypress logging mill complete with population in the hundreds that included housing of course, a theater, church, general store, segregated housing section along with the sawmill and all its equipment. We encountered this abandoned area on a hike through the woods to the location of the village that was started in the late 1800’s and was abandoned in the 1920’s and the area was designated an official wildlife refuge in the 1940’s.
Thanks to everyone who sent in great last gasp shots, we will be dabulating our results, looking for loose chads and announce the big winner soon. If you are into bribing the judges, Carla takes donations in the form of insurance policies! Just click here and send money.