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Europe… Boats

Over the last few months (since Christmas!) I have been going through the fun but time-consuming process of organizing our most recent travel pictures for the “albums”.  (I guess I should say “photo books” – so modern these days…)

It has been a very slow process sorting through photos from weeks on the road in multiple countries with various cameras but every minute I spend looking at the pictures it brings me back to the trip, and I could spend every minute doing it with pleasure!

Some time in the last few months the author of a lovely travel blog I enjoy reading posted some photos of boats that completely stole my heart… the light she captured in her pictures brought back summer for me completely.  Some of our favourite “family scavenger hunt items” when traveling are boats.  As I discovered them again when going back through the (seemingly endless) photos, just for fun I thought it would be nice to post them all together…DSCN2771 DSCN3091 IMG_0598 IMG_0631 IMG_0632 IMG_0633 IMG_0637 IMG_0638 IMG_0639 IMG_0928 IMG_0929 IMG_1332 IMG_1693IMG_1220

G.Jr. was a boat lover on our trip too – wearing his captain’s hat he proudly saluted (and was saluted by!) sailors in the street.  (Sailors are a common sight in the many port towns around the Adriatic…)  Maybe he has a little sailor in him, passed down from his Papa.

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I hope you enjoyed looking at the boat shots as much as I have… they put me in the mood for another adventure.

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” (Louisa May Alcott, Little Women)

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4 thoughts on “Europe… Boats

    • I was so inspired by your boat post… Then when I started finding them randomly in our photo collection I knew I had to put them all together. Something about boats out on the water thrills me. I wonder if it is because I have always lived near the ocean? Looking at these ones makes me think they have sailed out of a story!

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  1. Oooh! I’m so fascinated by boats maritime history. I happened across all your beautiful pictures today and was mesmerized. European boats are another whole animal aside from most American boats I usually see. There’s something picturesque about it, you know? (Which is why, I’m sure, you decided to share all these photos!) Plus it was the cherry on top when you finished with one of my absolute favorite quotes by Louisa May Alcott. =) Love this!

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    • Thank you for your kind comments! I have the sea in my blood a little bit I think. I’m so glad you enjoyed the pictures. That section of the Adriatic has a really rich merchant/maritime history- it’s impossible not to be mesmerized! I am dreaming of another visit… Sooner than later!

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