Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Finally - the boat, the boat!!!!


I am not an envious person. I don't "go with the fashion flow". I never want to be like everyone else.

Except that everyone blogging from the bay area seem to have photographed this abandoned boat in Pt. Reyes National Seashore. And I really really wanted to as well.

You see I have been to Pt. Reyes a number of times. The place is so big that each time is like a first time. On every trip out there we try to see one new place. Except that sometimes we end up going back to the same place over and over again.

Before we went this last time, I told my husband how frustrating it is to see bay area bloggers featuring this old boat on the shore, and how I truly would love to see it and photograph it as well. Envy reared its ugly head. I must find out where it is!

Thus this last visit I was extra vigilant of my surroundings. I kept my eyes pealed for the scenery we were passing by. Still it was my husband who spotted it. It was behind the convenience store/market/deli in Inverness, which is near Pt. Reyes. I could not believe it! I've passed by many times, stopped a couple of times and did not know it was here the whole time.

I finally got to achieve another blogging goal. Here are a few of the pictures I took of the old fishing boat and the surroundings.

2013_12_25 PX 055

2013_12_25 PX 057

2013_12_25 PX 066

2013_12_25 PX 071

IMG_2820


SKYWATCH
is a weekly gathering of sky lovers and sky watchers. Join us.

19 comments:

  1. OMG! NO WONDER. It's a photo-op waiting to happen. I would LOVE to see it with my own eyes, so this is the next best thing. I'm not sure I'd call it eny, though. I'd call it the excitement of a little kid to see something "big" with your own eyes. We are all different witnesses to the same thing. YAY for you.

    ReplyDelete
  2. That last photo is amazing!! It is indeed worth looking for. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Maybe it is very seldom to see a dilapidated boat in that part of the world. In the shore nearest us i've seen a few boats dunked there by strong typhoons, one even remained for more than a year before it was towed away. I had one shot but i never thought of blogging about it.

    I love those last two shots! I wonder why the background is just an expanse of dry grasses. Is the topsoil for trees or crops already gone?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Ah yes! I've photographed the boat! I love all of these but the last one is worthy of National Geographic!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very creative photography of the rustic boat for SWF ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great shots. Definitely a photographers dream. No wonder everyone wants to photograph this boat.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Winner is the last photo in my opinion. Wow, you achieved your goal. I am soooo proud of you.
    Nice work.
    JM, Illinois

    ReplyDelete
  8. Awesome shots! I've only been to Pt. Reyes once, but it was amazing!! Would love to go back. Must admit, part of my motivation to go was to photograph this boat! Go to Flickr and search "Pt. Reyes" and you will see some amazing images!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wonderful series of shots, especially the sky shot, beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow - what spectacular shots!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Dramatic shots, especially the last one. It's a famous boat!
    www.womenandperspectives.com/2014/05/sky-watch-around-electrical-towers.html

    ReplyDelete
  12. Isn't it great to finally fulfil your ambition. It really is a very photogenic boat and the last shot is a real beauty,

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh, WOW! I love it! This would be so cool to photograph. I totally understand how envy reared its head and I'm happy you were able to do something about it. Fantastic job!

    Stop by for a little visit. This week's photo contribution is a Macro Shot.

    ReplyDelete
  14. .. last picture! seems to create a story in my mind. :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Interesting shots of old fishing boat.

    ReplyDelete
  16. i was watching a uk series called shetland the other day, and funny how your foto seems to look exactly the same.
    just beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  17. No wonder this is a major photo goal. Absolutely wonderful! There is something heart-wrenching about abandoned boats. Beautiful...thanks for sharing it.. New to me by the way. I guess I don't know any other Bay Area bloggers! )))

    ReplyDelete
  18. Fantastic photos!! I totally know what you mean. I've only been to Pt. Reyes once. Did see the abandoned boat but only at the last moment. Captured a blurry drive by shot, not worthy of anything except to stir up the memories.

    ReplyDelete
  19. The bottom shot is absolutely beautiful! WOW!

    ReplyDelete