Burlington Preview Via Kent O. Smith Jr. The Storm Before The Calm.

It’s even rough inside the harbor breakwater.

A shout out to Kent O Smith and the internet for getting us some very moody images from Burlington Vermont at the pre events at the Big International. We are also working on some pre events at the Big Global at HQ. For example, I took 6 cans of trash to the dump yesterday. YA. Anyway, here is Kent’s very cool, brisky report.

Some of the Lake Champlain scenery.

The local Tuesday event was a cruise to Essex NY from Burlington VT, but Mother Nature wasn’t very cooperative.
At one point there were three footers in the center of the lake.

Click and sip rides

Moody love! I love images like this.

But a number of brave folks came out, despite the weather and the possibility of running into Champ, the Lake Champlain sea monster. Amazing what boat people will do for a lunch!


Plowing through as designed

Lunch was a BBQ at the Old Dock in Essex right next to the ferry dock. I have to say the Bloodies there were very good!
After lunch was a brief walking tour of the historical sites in Essex, but as a boater, you probably don’t really want to see shots of that.

Nice ride home

Nice ride inside

The trip back was not quite as nasty as the voyage there.

Approaching Essex, it’s somewhere behind the spray

In the rafters at the restaurant

The rest of the show will be a whirlwind so stayed tuned for a report sometime in May!
Kent O. Smith, Jr.

All good Kent, thanks for the little tease. We have some cool stories coming on a small Bug Bite that makes your jaw drop. And more from the big Global in Reedville. Yes! I am actually thinking about using the leaf blower to clean around the railway. I know, I know.. Too much?

6 replies
  1. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P)
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P) says:

    Cool pictures Kent O. thanks for sharing. I have been to Burlington a couple of times. What a great place.

  2. Murdock
    Murdock says:

    We’ll do anything to be in a boat, go to a show, see friends and eat good food!
    Weather be damned!!!!
    Fellow WoodyBoaters……………..I have a favor to ask with Matt’s permission:
    Do we have any crew living in the Lake of the Ozarks area? I need eyes on a boat that I’d like to purchase for the marina and the owner would feel better if someone saw it in person. Happy to pay for your time and fuel too!
    Please reach out to me if you are in the locale and have a moment to give me your opinion.
    Many thanks!!!!!

  3. ART
    ART says:

    There is no keeping me down——–New laptop up and running, Now I just have to figure out where everything is and how it works……..Grrrr

  4. tom
    tom says:

    Interesting looking Shepherd in that third shot. I wanted to make Burlington this year too, but didn’t happen. Didn’t even make Lke. George this year. First time since 2014, I think.

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