Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wordless (or Wordful) Wednesday: Ahoy Mateys


So we became boater's this summer!
And it's been a HUGE learning curve.


My friend's father sadly passed away last November. He was a big boater/fisherman.


She wanted to keep his boat and asked us to go in on it with them. We live on Lake Erie, so how could we resist? Plus it felt good to help preserve something of her dad's.


Our inherited boat's name is FILOMENA (her grandmother's name).


Don't worry FILOMENA, we'll keep you safe and sound (I hope).


Here's what the Cleveland shoreline looks like from the boat:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (on a foggy day-the skyline is obscured).

The William G. Mather ship docked in the bay.


Look at this wicked storm forming over the water. Needless to say, we hightailed it out of there, pronto!



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28 comments:

Melissa said...

Thats really cool! The pictures are great and I really like the boats new name.

I also wanted to let you know that there's an award for you on my blog.

Christina Lee said...

Hi Melissa- the boat's name is inherited (not new) but it's cool just he same ;-)

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Great pics. I love the boat too. I've never been sailing on anything smaller than a ferry (unless those airboat rides count). It looks like fun. :)

Matthew Rush said...

Wow! Very cool boat, looks like a lot of fun.

If I Could Escape . . . said...

Those pictures are great. I adore nothing more than being on or beside water! Happy WW!

Creepy Query Girl said...

Great pics! You're a lucky duck, boating is awesome:)=

Sharlene T. said...

You lucky lady...I so miss sailing with my family...it's a great adventure and will give you lots of tales to tell...we did our sailing around the Delmarva Peninsula and got to enjoy lots of storms(!)...happy boating!

Maddy said...

How awesome! I've always wanted a boat, but have no boating experience or background. Hope you have loads of fun with Filomena this summer!

JustineDell said...

The hubs has always wanted a boat, but I put my foot down everytime! Mean, Justine! To me, it's too much work, too much money, and really - I don't have the spare time to go to the beach. I'd love to, but I know the boat would sit in the garage and rot away. Plus, we spend so much time (and money) on the horse thingy, a boat would be a downer.

It seems like you enjoy it, so good for you!

~JD

Rachele Alpine said...

Oh wow! I'm jealous! My grandpa owned a boating store called Cleveland Yacht and Supply. We grew up on Lake Erie, but sadly we don't have boats anymore. You're going to have a blast on the water this summer!

Little Ms J said...

That's so cool. I'm sure it is like her grandpa's boat has been reborn.

Clara said...

Omg, you got a boat, that´s so cool! And its beautiful. Not to say a beautiful love sign from your fathers friend to his wife.

Writing Without Periods! said...

Great boat. I love being on the water. So much fun.
Mary

Jen said...

Wow so fun! Super jealous!

Debbie said...

I hope your time of boat ownership is filled with fun! Great photos.

Tahereh said...

OMG SO COOL!

*covets*

Erica Mitchell-Spickard said...

I miss boating so I am vicariously living through your photo's, and jealous of your rain. Also love the name :) Enjoy many days on the lake this summer!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Sweet boat!

Bossy Betty said...

WoW! What an adventure for you! Love the name of the boat. I hope you have many, many good times out there in the lake!

Small Burst said...

nice boat! wish we had one. so much fun and such awesome views from the water. Enjoy!

MBW aka Olleymae said...

I love those pics!! How cool that you're helping a legacy continue :)

Sandy Shin said...

That's such a cool, cool boat. Hope you'll have a fabulous time!

Kelly said...

Wow! That is quite a boat!
We visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame over spring break!

Lourie said...

I was going to say, that looked pretty nasty--the storm of course!

Melissa B. said...

Looks like you're having fun. And don't forget the sunscreen!

Just Breathe said...

It looks like a great boat.
Have fun !

LisaDay said...

Happy boat ownership. May you have sunny skies and calm seas.

My condolences to your friend.

lisaDay

Danie said...

Thanks for the kinds words and love the post - we are so lucky to have the Lee's in our lives!