Tagged N: Nautical

For Frizz’s Tagged N challenge I thought I would focus on nautical. I’m not a sailor and we don’t own a boat but I live in two states with lots of coastline. Michigan, bordering on 4 of the 5 Great Lakes, has 3,288 miles of fresh-water shoreline. Florida has 1,350 miles of salt-water coastline on the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic. I also love to visit places that have coastlines, like Canada’s Maritime Provinces and the British Isles.

Lagoon at Sunset

Lagoon at Sunset

We live about 1/2 mile from Naples Bay and all the houses in the area across the street from us are on the dredged canals so I see a lot of pleasure boats – some of them very big and very sleek. Fast sleek. We see pleasure boats of all sizes everywhere we go along the coast. These don’t interest me and I haven’t taken many pictures of them.

On Captiva Island, Florida

On Captiva Island, Florida

I am drawn to working boats. I spent a lot of time as a child in my Grandma’s wooden row boat on a small in-land lake in Michigan. That boat worked to put lots of blue gills on our supper table. It looked something like this – although I’m sure Grandma’s boat has long rotted away.

Row boat on Nova Scotia

Row boat on Nova Scotia

I love the character of fishing boats. No frills – very functional. Maybe I like them because that is how I aim to live my life.

Fishing boats on Nova Scotia

Fishing boats on Nova Scotia

Lobster boats at North Point, Nova Scotia

Lobster boats at North Point, Nova Scotia

Lobster traps on Newfoundland.

Lobster traps on Newfoundland.

Back to Florida, I think someone down the street from us is buying old boats. I have been intrigued by these two all winter and stopped to photograph them yesterday. The red one is named “The Hooker”.

beach 121

beach 122

If you have posted nautical photographs or stories, please feel free to leave a link in the comments to this post. If you would like to see what other bloggers are thinking about when they think “N”, you can visit Frizz at:

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