Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I is for - In the same boat

A few weeks ago at Point Hudson, during a cold and snowy day, I happened to catch this group of young mariners from the Port Townsend school district about to push off from the dock in a longboat for a turn around the bay. This group of youth is known as the Puget Sound Explorers, Bravo Team. In addtion to learning maritime skills and teamwork they are responsible for the yearly haul-out and maintenance of the longboat, Bear.
The Bear is one of several boats owned by the Wooden Boat Foundation which provides many recreational and educational programs in the area for youth and adults.

See all the blogs today participating in Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday.


19 comments:

magiceye said...

beautiful capture!

Sylvia K said...

Really interesting post for "I" Wednesday! Great photos! and it does look cold! It is here in Seattle, believe me! But I'm a wuss, those guys probably wouldn't feel a thing! Thanks!

Virginia said...

what a terrific shot. I love all the orange clad sailors! Bravo!
V

Rena said...

Very Interesting!
They look perfectly miserable!

cieldequimper said...

This is almost poster stuff. Reminds me of Philip Plisson's photos. Excellent shot!

Small City Scenes said...

While that should be fun--it just looks wet and icky in the snow.
Neat shot though. MB

Olivier said...

on s'imagine avec eux, en pleine tempête. superbe photo.
they picture themselves with them, in full tempest. superb photograph.

Mara said...

Oh, those poor kids: they must have been drenched to the skin!

jay said...

Wow - intrepid bunch of young people! I bet they had fun though. I remember not really feeling the cold and wet when I was young.

Nice subject for today!

Jim said...

That doesnt look like fun.

amatamari said...

Spectacular ...
It could be the scene
of a film ...
Really a beautiful image!

nonizamboni said...

Clever use of I today. Your photos are always such quality work--Thanks for sharing!

Tash said...

Great photo - the rain, the animation of the people implied by the color of the raingear, the otherwise calm surroundings.
I guess it's true that in the NW people do whatever they intended - come rain or come shine.
If you have a chance, visit Granny Smith's post - she has a musician son in your area.

Jacob said...

That takes dedication - on your part (to get the photo) and on their part to do whatever it is they are doing...

Very colorful!

tossan said...

Belíssimas as tuas fotos hein! Bravo! Abraço

Tumblewords: said...

Incredibly fine photo! Thanks for the narrative - it's a story I really enjoyed.

RuneE said...

At least they are learning about the rain :-)

Dragonstar said...

Not my favourite kind of weather for a boat trip, but better than horizontal hail! Fine, colourful shot, particularly considering the snow.

Bibi said...

That's a great shot for "I" and in general! Sure looks cold.....