Moored

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‘Moored’

 

This is the last in sequence of seven posts featuring boats and boatyards, all taken on a wet and dreary afternoon on Auckland’s Tamaki River a couple of days ago.

Not that I am any sort of boatie or seafarer. Far from it, but I do like the look of small vessels and the idea of travel across water in them.

There is just something in the idea of the intrepid voyage that captivates and inspires me.

However, in the photo, the yachts are at their moorings. In the other pictures there are boats up on the hard, on cradles for storage or maintenance, or tied by ropes to a wharf.

In hiatus.

Going nowhere fast.

Frustrating, right?

Boats are for sailing, but they can’t do that without repair, repainting and a general overhaul from time to time.

It is necessary, as much part of sailing or boating as getting out on the water.

When the vessels are at rest, it is also time for their owners and skippers to chart new courses and dream of great excursions.

And, thus prepared, adventures await…