There’s a saying up here in the PNW that summer begins July 5th, notoriously July 4th is cool, windy and rainy. But this year the sun god blessed Seattle with an amazing warm and sunny day, perfect for attending the annual Wooden Boat Festival at the Center for Wooden Boats on Lake Union in Seattle.
Over 100 wooden boats from dinghies to sailing schooners over 130 feet in length were on public display. Old and new, some completely restored and others in various stages of restoration. Live entertainment and activities for the kids nicely round out the festival. And of course visiting the CWB’s boat shop to view current projects in process. The 1922 Virginia V and 1889 steam tugboat Authur Foss were two of the larger boats. The Virginia V moors there all year offering charters and a Farmer’s Market from spring through fall.
When I photographed this vent I didn’t realize the reflection which is something you’d see in a ‘house of mirrors.’
And one of my favorite photos is this fake hand coming out from under the dinghy cover. Ah, Seattle has a great sense of humor!
Thanks for reading.
Nancy Cherry Eifert