Since I didn't see you there, I'll show you some of the highlights.
Boats begin to come in about the middle of the week. By the weekend the marinas and the hotels are overflowing with boats and those who love boats, especially boats with a history.
This boy had one job to do -- watch the boat. He would not leave his post for a rub or even look at me, no matter what I did or said!
"Vroom Vroom" is a one- to two-seater (depending on the passenger's physique) with a jet ski engine and "jetsquirt power" -- propelled by water. It's pretty, it goes real fast, and The Writer informs me you can buy a jet engine on Amazon, in case you're interested in making one. I'll be watching from shore -- with my ear plugs in!
Children's regatta in the harbor, Goat Island behind.
Up on the street, Front Street, the Coast Guard and Coastie the robot welcome folks. We have our own Coast Guard station here in Georgetown. They have docks and a building now, but back in the 80‘s they worked from an anchored floating barge.
There are always lots of paintings, jewelry, and fancy handmade oyster knives for sale at the Boat Show, but this display caught my eye. All the pieces are made from driftwood with parts of it polished and parts left natural. Some were quite beautiful and would, ahem!, look very nice in our sunroom.
I saved my favorite boat this year for last, this sweet little Moth Boat. I can just imagine it with its sail full of wind, the wind blowing my hair back, the salty spray in my face, gulls wheeling gracefully against the bluest sky ... oh, yes, where was I?
Here, you can read the description for yourself.