Not long into our journey as passengers on the MV David B. we caught sight of the Schooner Zodiac in full sail on
. The Zodiac
is a beautiful vessel owned by The Vessel Zodiac Corp. and is used to provide sail training for
youth and adults. Before we boarded the David B we had seen a bus load of school
children being herded through the marina.
This was their day to take a field trip on the water. Bellingham
A few minutes later we saw the Schooner Adventuress; a smaller vessel also used to teach sailing and environmental education about
Puget Sound, and also carrying a boat load of youngsters.
Both ships are many decades old and were originally used as fishing schooners and pilot boats. They have been restored to their original design and are registered as National Historic Landmarks.
The combination of big white sails and morning sunlight on the water provided unlimited photo ops. I brought home plenty of references for my watercolor painting.
I just finished “Morning Schooners” and put it up for sail on my Etsy site. I’m pretty pleased with the way it turned out. It won’t be easy for me to give up this souvenir of our vacation.
I also have some small paintings on display on the VirtualPaintout of the Isle Of Wight.
It was entertaining and educational to “tour” that part of the world using Google Street View.
This month’s location is
. DH and I visited Lima, Peru , but it was during their winter and in a
very un-scenic part of town. I’ve
already done a little exploring and found some better looking places that will
be much more interesting to work with. Lima