Fine woodworking is not all about beautiful boxes and handsome furniture. Some of my favourite examples of fine woodworking float and transport their owners to far away places to boot. Last weekend I had the pleasure to take part in the annual Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival.
Here are a few of my photos.
This is an overview of about a quarter of the festival area. ......... tens of thousands of fine fits and joints out there.
Thousands of them right here.
A small part of the sailpast which involved around three hundred classic wooden boats.
At this point I must apologize for not getting a lot of great detail shots. I am most grateful to have the problem of having more good friends than cockpit space…....... so I spent a lot of time entertaining. :-)
This one was taken the night before the festival and I include it as an “arty photo” because I don’t think I’ve ever taken a picture with such a perfect reflection …....... not a ripple.
Here are some of the beauties that I encountered at the wooden boat rendezvous at Deer Harbor on Orcas Island on my way down to Port Townsend. Many of the boats that attend there are, like me, on their way to the festival.
If any of you want to see more photos of my trip, you can find them here.
Thanks for looking in.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/