That’s a narrow space between two schooners.

Because there are more boats here than mooring space available, these boats are tied up to each other at the wharf . To get to their boat,  the crew for the outer boat must make there way from the dock, scrambling  over any of the inside boats to get there. Sometime that’s an exercise in agility and acrobatics.

Here crew are pulling up the bumpers as they get ready to leave the dock.  It’s  the Nova Scotia Schooner Association’s  annual race week, folks! This year they sail out of Hubbards.



“There is nothing – absolutely nothing –

half so much worth doing

as simply messing about in boats.”

– Ratty to Mole in Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Graham


Nova Scotia Schooner Races 2014 ,

just past the start line …..out of Riverport

Weekly Photo Challenge – Afloat

Water, water…..

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.
– e.e. cummings


Photo of the start of Nova Scotia Schooner Association Race (July 2014), out of Riverport.

It was an absolutely spectacular week of races. In Nova Scotia, we are almost completely surrounded by water….nearly an island. Water plays a part in our lives everyday….our livelihood, our recreation, our scenery, our weather. It flavours the very air we breathe. It is our essence.

This post is in response to the daily assignment for Photo 101 – Day 3: Water