One of our new favorite spots. ” When I saw this, all I could think of was… “In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room All the birds sing words And the flowers croon At the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room.”
Well, you saw all the fancy photos of magical water craft dancing on Lake Dora for the past week. Today we get to see it all through the fun eye of Alex Watson. One of the great things about the show, and many shows is when talented photographers show up and we can all see the same event through others eyes..eye.. Here ya go. Have a great Sunday!
What could possibly go wrong? Who is driving here?
Never seen anyone use a dead dog before as a boat prop. Unless of course it’s not dead. Either way, if it makes a boat look better at a show, it’s fair game.
Interior of Palm Garden, which one only sees to pay a bill or get out of the rain. Why leave the canal vista, right? Anyhow, note the sagging ceiling. Don’t want to know what’s up there. Anyone remember the opening sequence in Pixar’s Ratatouille? Seriously though, this is old Florida here and the best boatwatching / whatnotwatching spot I’ve ever visited.
This boat was at the Field of Dreams. Many people found it to be unique. Actually, ALL people found it to be unique. It was the subject of much discussion later that night. Since the top is fixed, I think it would be perfect for a family with rear sloping heads.
Ahh, a 25′ Sportsman. And it was for sale. This was the view Mike Mayer and I had from the bar, as we both contemplated it and tried to rationalize it. It made more sense as our conversation progressed. This, my friends, is called WoodyEnabling. It’s like playing with wooden dynamite.
The Easter Bunny came to the show. I put in a good word for my kids and requested organic chocolate.
In Tavares, you can get bailed out AND fantastic ribs, from the same parking spot!
A Canadian boat (a Duke) sporting an American flag. The boat looked like it was floating in beer.
If Jackson Pollock had a boat, it would be this one.
Shannon Knight’s incredible hands. Er… nails. (FYI, I’m getting a breakdown of what they signify from her – stand by for that.)
Jim Frechette, owner of Cin City, a 25′ Sportsman, and Matt Smith, owner of THIS 25′ Sportsman, WECATCHEM, tying her up. Meanwhile, Paul Harrison, owner of Barnwood, a 25′ Sportsman, looks on. Photo take by Alex Watson, owner of 2 25′ Sportsmans, Marion E and The Majestic. Total coincidence we were all in/at the same photo!
The Harrison’s Skiff, Kabot’s Habit, tied up with line thinner than an extension cord. While their other boat had no lines at all. Guess what the Harrison’s are getting for Christmas?
Shannon Knight played good sameritan (and good engineer) and fashioned this cushion around the Harrison’s line to prevent it digging into the covering boards. Smart move, Shannon!
GATOR! No, it’s just a bird. Clyde, thats just a bird. WHAT? A Turd.
Home? Boat? I am so confused? Jealous?
WECATCHEM’s stern pole. Notice the missing stern line. Did the Harrison’s swipe it? Cause you know, they were short a few.
Mike Mayer enjoying a 25 Sportsman ride
Another whatnot (whatknot). This one is called WINNIBOATO. Top marks for appropriate naming! I could live on one of these for a month down here. Seriously. And look. It even comes with its own dog and resin chair with bistro table. What more could a married man with three kids at this juncture wish for?
Entering the Dora Canal
WECATCHEM re-entering the Dora Canal. Yeah, that’s a speed trap. I noticed water officers (wofficers?) in the area nod back, but don’t wave or talk. Gotta keep up the all business impression I suppose. In central Florida, bet they see a lot of whatnots in whatnots.
The Boatress and Mike Mayer enjoying the nice slow run!
What a wonderful trip through the Canal African Queen was shot
Life is good!
Future Winter Memory shot
One of our favorite sights to visit. Gnome Village
Sons Of varnish Headed through the canal!
back to the show and the fun of Lake Dora.
Dinner at The Copacabana in Mt. Dora. Fantastic, authentic, Cuban fare. A highlight of attending this show. No Cuban beer there …yet.
Thanks Alex for a fantastic fun day on Lake Dora. To think its been a week since these shots were taken. Wow, time flies.