While we were at the Wooden Boat Show at the Maple Bay Marina, we really did encounter many interesting artifacts. The marina is a true nautical place to visit, and has much more to offer than just boats docked. Nestled in the Cowichan Valley, you are surrounded by mountains, the ocean and many elements typical to island living on the west coast. We’ll take a look at a few of these wonderful elements in today’s blog post. In case you are just joining us, our ongoing series “The Hollow’s Backyard” showcases our experiences and a series of images captured at the festival.
One of the best parts of our experience at the festival this year was taking in all the contrasts. The festival was intended to showcase the workmanship and beauty of classic and modern wooden boats, but also reflected more than just that. An open market was held in the main square of the marina, and many wonderful and unique vendors were there sharing their wares with the visitors. The marina itself is full of absolutely incredible artifacts, both nautical and otherwise, and this shot really exemplifies this, we feel.
Yes, this is another lamp-post. I suspect you can see a theme emerging in today’s blog posting. I just love this scene; the classic lamp-post really helps us harken back to an older time, but if you look closely you will see a boating artifact in the background there that is bright, bright red. I am sorry to say, I don’t know what that item is called, maybe one of our visitors can shed some light on that. If you’ll pardon the pun.
As we sat at our table, meeting all the visitors and interacting with everyone, this scene was sitting just a few feet away. Beckoning me. I just love this picture, there’s so much to take in and it really really showcases island living and marina life here on the west coast. As summer approaches, we can’t wait to head back to the marina to capture some more images and really soak in the lifestyle. After all, that’s why us Toads live on the coast, isn’t it?
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