On Saturday my Parents, Bernie and I went on a little outing to Camano Island.
So we brought along Bernies newly finished Kayak, and dads woodstrip Canoe.
Bernie got to take his maiden voyage in his kayak.
It felt a little different than he imagined it would, but its a good boat.
You can see by the smile on his face that he enjoyed getting it in the water for the first time.
There were beautiful wooden boats of all types.
These traditional style skin kayaks are amazing to look at.
They are simply held together with artificial sinew.
Instead of skins now they use Nylon.
The beautiful thing about these wooden boats is that we got to see all the details of the boats,
including some in the process of being made.
My dad got many compliments on his beautiful woodstrip Canoe.
He made a matching set, one for him, one for my mom.
He followed a method, but instead of nailing the strips to the form,
he strapped them down, so there are no unsightly nail holes in the wood.
It created an amazing finished product.
He even learned how to weave a cane seat.
There were several sail boats that people brought.
It was a perfect day for them too.
Enough of a breeze to be able to move around, but the water wasn’t too rough.
It was a lovely day, and fun to look at everyones beautiful work.
I enjoyed some time sitting on the beach,
looking out across the water.
A boat drifting past every once in a while.