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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Vintage boats

Friday night we went to see vintage boats at the Alabama State Park which is near our town.

Joe Wheeler Lodge and Marina (http://www.alapark.com/JoeWheeler/) has a vintage boat show each year (I think each year).
This year it coincides with the start of the W. C. Handy Festival which is an annual Blues event in the Shoals area of North Alabama.   It might be planned during the Handy Festival each year, but I'm not sure.

It is only a few minutes from our house.  The lodge and marina are on a creek which runs from the Tennessee River.

There weren't that many vintage boats there, but there was one from 1927.  It looked as good as the ones from the fifties and sixties.  Did I get a photo of it?  No.

There are always deer around, especially in the evening.  I was hoping to see a fawn or two, but no luck.
This one stayed about ten feet from the car while I took its picture.

Festival Entrance
Handy Festival poster design (http://www.wchandymusicfestival.org/festival.htm):  "This year's winners are a team of undergraduate students from the University of North Alabama;  Savannah Trammell from Rogersville, Alabama; Taylor Noblit from Tuscumbia, Alabama; and Kristen Dunn from Muscle Shoals, Alabama.  The design was created as a class assignment for an honors computing course taught at UNA by Ron Davis, Assistant Professor of Computing Information Systems.  All three students are members of the UNA Honors Program."

Next Friday, as part of the Handy Festival, a "Tina Turner" impersonator is being featured again at Joe Wheeler State Park.
If I go, maybe you'll get to see her next Saturday.  :)

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Beth said...

beautiful boats. i always wonder what it is about a bunch of boats that make such a great view? looks like a good time for you. (:

Kathy said...

That sure is a big creek. Or maybe that's the river. Deer shots are always a treat. But Tina Turner. She's my girl! I first saw her when I was in college when she and Ike were playing college fraternity parties. The next time I saw her was a few years later (about 1969 probably) when she and Ike were playing lounge shows in Vegas. Her career has certainly come a long way from those days. Go, Tina! Bettter yet: Keep going, Tina!

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous old boats! Those aren't something you see on the water that much. That's a great looking marina, too. Beautiful shot of the deer!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful photos of the boats and water. The Seawood is a beauty!
Great shot of the deer too.

Anonymous said...

They just don't make beautiful wooden boats like this anymore. My husband would dearly love to own one.

Your blog is delightful, Amy.

Bruce Clark said...

Love the classic all wooden boats. Very nice shot and you could almost be used as an ad photo.

Danielle said...

Oh I would so love to go to that show!!! I love boats...especially being out on one.

Sheeps and Peeps Farm said...

Beautiful shots!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Lovely shots of the marina. Sounds like a wonderful time out there near the water. And you got a deer as a bonus. Score!

Karen said...

What a treat to see those beautiful vintage boats and it looks so cool and refreshing there. Sweet little deer, too. xx

Roan said...

I love that vintage boat, but am extremely jealous of the deer. I chase them around with my camera, but can't get a good shot. They always run or they are too far away.

La Principessa Errante said...

My father was a collector of old wooden boats, they hold a special place in my heart. However, I also remember he spent more time under the "hood" than on the water :-).

imquilternity said...

Oh man, I love that first photo of the old wooden boat. It's a great shot and the coloring/light is beautiful! My husband and I love the old wooden boats and search them out wherever we go. They are beautiful and a reminder of a time when we took pride in building gorgeous and lasting things.

Kerry said...

We love Handy week! Went to hear the Midnighters at Wilson Park Friday night. I didn't know about the boat show, maybe we'll check it out next year.

Anonymous said...

Wow, the time has flown by, I can't believe it's Wednesday already... I've been outside painting the house everyday, all day! Love your entry, thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #40!