To Ann & Salty:
The article shows that the small community is promoting their local maritime festival with old sailing ships and boats coming and lots of people too. I think it is cool and a clever and funny thing (the banning of bananas).
I have never heard of any other seaport doing that (perhaps some have), so I like it. I thought it was a cute gesture and good PR move too.
I wish I could be there too, because I really like to see traditional sailboats from all over the world, all types. I find them particularly appealing.
Speaking of appealing...
"A Peal" of a different sort:
For anyone who doesn't know already, I am an artist (painter) and I paint
sailboats as one of my long-time favorite subjects to draw and paint
. Several examples can be seen in my CF Profile (I will be adding several more in a day or two). Traditional boats, usually gaff rigged are my favorites and I am always looking for more examples to study and possibly paint. If anyone
sees such a boat or boats out on the water
as you are sailing wherever you are, please take a photo
or snapshot and show me via a Private Message. I like to see boats either sailing or at anchor
or moored. Your help will be appreciated,
as I hope to paint many boats this year and in the future.