Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Boats

We see all sorts of boats on our creek. Sail boats; power boats; skiffs; workboats; canoes; kayaks; dinghies; and the occasional yacht.

When my sisters and I were kids, our father even had an airboat, which is a nightmare of a story I shared a few years ago. Airboats are meant for skimming over shallow water--like the Everglades, for example--not whipping across deep water in high winds. (Click here to read about that delightful contraption).

We even have a guy who stands on some sort of a surfboard-looking thing and pushes his way around the shoreline. He seems to love it and is always very jovial. I like the word jovial even though it rarely applies to my disposition.

But very few boats come up in our cove because it dead ends, there's not a lot to see, and at low tide the depth of the water can be an issue, particularly for larger boats.

Recently some boats ventured up in our cove that were rather unusual, including the huge one below, which was docked at our neighbor's house for a party. It was quite the shock to open the door and see this even though it appears perfectly at home if you didn't know any better. Boats this big just don't come up our cove.


But I don't think anything could have prepared me for this one, which also ventured into our cove. Could someone tell me what this is? And are those fishing rod holders on top or exhaust pipes? Bueller?


I've only seen this thing once, and I'm extremely curious. I really want to drive it even though I'm not so sure about it...

But nothing could have prepared me for what I saw this evening after the thunderstorms passed. It was a canoe. With an outboard motor on the back. So help me.

Regrettably the camera was out of reach but even if it were I think my memory card is full, which is exactly the opposite state of my memory cells is why my camera isn't talking to my computer. I won't be able to address this little dispute they're having until the weekend, so no new photos until then, including the delightful ones from Blog Fest.

Speaking of Blog Fest, I'm in a huge post-Blog Fest depression. Also, the hypochondriac in me is telling me I'm afflicted with some deadly lung disease or throat cancer due to a dry, hacking cough that won't go away and an overall feeling of malaise.

Somebody tell me something funny (but rated PG13, please. An anonymous comment was left overnight that was more of an R rating, and my children sometimes read.)


19 comments:

Ann Marie said...
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Jill said...

That was ME that deleted Re's comment up there.. you asked for funny it wasn't funny.

Personally I think you have lost it .. a canoe with a motor?? Get real sister.

Hang on just got a text from Re she says she can help you keep rumors from spreading that you are losing it by reading her blog.

Gots to run.
The 4th Vogel Jill

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

It's a UFO - unidentified floating object!! Or freaky. Or fishing maybe?

Jamie said...

I can tell you the guy paddling on the board standing up is Paddle Boarding. It's like kayaking and surfing mixed together and one of those boards is $1,000 because I looked. Supposed to be an awesome ab workout. I'd rather have a kayak. Thanks for messing with my head this morning "Jill" appreciate it ;)

Mrs F with 4 said...

I am mailing something to you this morning - finally tracked it down in the UK.

I have returned from a month of deliciously cool and slightly rainy weather to foul high heat - 39C - so it is as hot as hell and twice as humid. My hair has reached golliwog proportions, and my skin appears to be growing mould. Or it could be moss.

wv: lucli, as in, Mrs F, you are lucli it is only mould, not mushrooms.

Caution Flag said...

As a non-fit, non-athletic sort, I think I could endorse any kind of motor on any kind of watercraft. As a matter of fact, when I am put in charge of all watercraft, I might just mandate motors for all - or highly buff young men for all. Boater's choice, of course.

Trisha said...

We live near a lake and see our fair share of boats but I have to say that yours are more interesting than our are! Ours are the standard, run of the mill, motorboats. Boring.

big hair envy said...

Funny? I got nothin'...:/ Tired? I got plenty of THAT!!!

WV: ected Choose your verb.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I think its a paddle boat with a motor....which reminds me, please tell CBF thanks for helping Cdub getting the boat out of the water. We'll be back to get the propane tank soon. Yes...we left it on purpose.
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Daryl said...

Re has a post on her blog with a photo of canoe with outboard!

I am missing you so much

Linda said...

That is a Craigcat. And yes, those are fishing pole holders!
http://craigcat.com/
My neighbor had one of those a few years ago. Even our lake can be too rough/wavy. It's ment for much smoother water, much like the air boat.

Country Girl said...

Um, something funny?

cornfield.

That's funny.

You could watch some more karaoke video, too.

Country Girl said...

Um, something funny?

cornfield.

That's funny.

You could watch some more karaoke video, too.

deborah said...

my.spacebar.is.broken.again...

Dave said...

The canoe with a motor may be a ganoe. I rode on one years ago. Not supposed to capsize and a lot less taxing physically.

deborah said...

different computer..funny-I helped shovel 6 TONS of gravel yesterday. In this heat. Inside an uninsulated metal building. In this heat. I'm the one who gets tired watching people on bicycles.
I live in redneck central, and I've never ever seen a canoe with a motor. Just sayin'

Mental P Mama said...

I'm tired, too. And your cough is probably some sort of cornfield dander....

Audrey at Barking Mad! said...

OK I had a comment all thought out and then I saw my word verification word...

"dementio" and now all I can think about is the latest Harry Potter spell in which he and Ron, in their old decreptitude, spend their golden years waving their wands at one another and yell, "Dementio!"

I soooooo need a vacation!

foolery said...

Got nuthin' funny. But maybe I will tomorrow, after spending the evening hanging with my brother Bocci and his family. Things get pretty funny when he's in town. BONUS: he always travels with a crate of wine. I am so not joking.