If you’ve been following along on our latest photoblog series, “The Hollow’s Backyard“, you’ve seen some pretty different and really interesting artifacts at the Maple Bay Marina, in the Cowichan Valley of BC, Canada. Today we look at a few more. This will be our last blog post this week as tomorrow Mrs. Toad and myself have some business to attend to on behalf of The Hollow here, and we will be away. The series will commence next week again, and we have plenty more images to share from the festival, so if you’re enjoying this series please do stay tuned!
Please meet the Jessica Wilde. A Toad sized vessel to be sure, this little gem of an artifact always intrigues me every time we visit the marina. I feel compelled to bring Mrs. Toad on-board and hop around the islands in this gorgeous little boat, it just looks so very inviting!
I’m not sure if the original Toads who owned her couldn’t keep up with the mooring or maintenance fees, or if the market bottomed out for amphibians seeking sea-faring vessels. Either way, the Jessica Wilde is a beautiful planter today, full of wonderful details to really enjoy. She truly adds some really wonderful nautical ingredients to the marina, and helps to produce the overall feeling of it not just being a marina, but a destination to come to and enjoy, time and time again.
Nearby the Jessica Wilde is this wonderful piece. It is a Murphy Diesel Marine Engine. I can’t get over how wonderful the condition of this item is, and it really gives us a great subject to look at in terms of colors, textures and details here.
No blog entry is really complete without us taking a close look at something, today it’s a badge on the Murphy Diesel engine pictured above. When it comes to artifacts that are very old, I just love to get a close up look at the item, to really soak in some textures. I really hope you enjoyed these images as much as we’ve enjoyed bringing them to you.
As mentioned at the beginning, we’ll be away tomorrow. We are really going to miss everyone, it’s always a lot of fun to post and interact with all our visitors. We will be back on Monday, with a continuing post from the Wooden Boat Festival at the Maple Bay Marina. Please feel free to leave us a comment today, if you have time, we really love to hear from our visitors! And thanks again for your support & visit today….