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Jul 13, 2010

ISLAND VISIT DAY 2


 Joining in with Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday. Stop over there....I think I saw some tombstones.
On the second day of our weekend away on Vancouver Island we went to an area called Cowichan Bay. They have lovely shops and restaurants there and the most interesting wooden boat museum. We walked around and had lunch in one of the many restaurants and then wandered through to see the boats.
We came upon a boat sitting on the "hard" as they call it, meaning it is on land and not the water.
The man who is restoring her said he is just as excited today as he was a year ago when he started working on her. 
He talks about her with such animation. The really cool thing is that he has been in touch with the grandson of the original builder. He hopes to have him attend the new launching when they put the ship back in the water. 
Apparently the grandson has many original photos to share of his grandfather and the boat when it was first being built.
You can see the difference between the old wood and the new wood. There was a lot to be fixed. 
 Can you imagine taking on such a huge project? Not me. Think of all the black paint it would take to get it ready for Met Mondays.
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9 comments:

MiMi said...

That is fabulous!
It looks like you had a wonderful time!
Now I wanna go. :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A true labor of love! Looks like you had fun!

Ali said...

It's not work if you love it. Van Island looks great.

Ali

Erica said...

Thanks for sharing your photos of Vancouver Island.....I would love to visit there one day. I'm all the way from Toronto. The scenery must be amazing.

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Lori.....sweet hubby and I used to do boating in that area. In fact, we anchored in Cowichan Bay ....
we so loved Vancouver Island.

Jo

eileeninmd said...

Great post, the boat owner must have really been proud to show off his hard work. Thanks for sharing your visit.

Kathleen said...

That looks like a lot of work!
Hope you had a great vacation!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Wow, it looks like you guys had a good time. Thats a cool boat, I want one to work on! :)

Beth said...

Great photos. We just restored a fiberglass boat and throughout the process we kept saying, "I'm so glad we're not into wood boats!" The boat you pictured is very beautiful, though, and worth the man's efforts. Great post! Thanks.

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