a little bragging about my boyfriend….

We moved to Port Townsend (our current woodsy heaven/hell) so my boyfriend could attend the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building (which has an amazing set of programs with great teachers, supportive staff, and wonderful facilities). It has been an amazing experience for him so far. He beams daily as he tells me of the struggles and successes with wood, chainsaws, and planes. A few days ago he sent to sea the first boat he worked on from start to finish (like he and his group had a blueprint and some wood – then they drafted it and put it together into a fully-functioning, totally floatable boat). Here are pictures of the boat, finally finished, being placed in water for the first time.


The group taking the skiff to the beach.



Everyone admiring the skiff.

IMG_1746 IMG_1747 IMG_1748 IMG_1749


The group lining up for a photo with the boat!


Dropping the boat in the water for the first time.


Checking for leaks and to make sure she floats right.



Her first sailing!!!

IMG_1764 IMG_1765


Docked. Ready for the teachers to take a ride.

IMG_1769 IMG_1770 IMG_1775 IMG_1776 IMG_1774 IMG_1772 IMG_1773


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s