Ed,Ra Ra Rasputin! That 's gorgeous. I'm nicking that one straight off . . .
When I visited the Roost it was, sadly, a holiday weekend. Crowded, noisy, disappointing. In August I tried to get a 67' motorboat up the St. Mary's River to Sherbrooke. Didn't quite make it, but had an adventure.Well, Rogue's Roost is about 20 miles from the hidey-hole I was pictured in...why not meet there? PM me the next time you are headed up to Nova Scotia and we'll make it happen. I'll bring the rum...
I like that one better but it's maybe just a tad too photorealistic.Ed,
Your unabashed praise led me to further tinkering with that watercolorish image this time in Photoshop which has more tools a tweaks available and I cropped it some to center the boat in the image better. What do you think?
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There was a fender hanging on the aft port quarter that bothered me so I took that out too.
I see now that I could level the horizon a bit. I've gotten a bit rusty in PS since I used to do this sort of thing for a living.
Nice one! What boat is she? I bought the steel boat that was sitting in Hegartys for a number of years, just in front of Síle a Do in the second photo. My boat was burnt in 1998 and hadn't left Baltimore since, last month was her first sail since then.
Alot of dreams being fulfilled too the Ilen was rebuilt there, Saoirse is getting her ribs now. The Síle a do was built in the shed next to me too. It does look messy but there are some real treasures in there too, and some incredible Craftsmen to boot! The place to be for wooden boaters!Hegarty's couldn't take us - he had a fishing boat on his slipway, so Donal Donovan looked after us very well. How wonderful to know that some boats do get out of Hegartys alive! It has the demeanour of a boat's graveyard somewhat - a lot of broken dreams there.
Nope, big oil has been playing this game long before the Kinder Morgan expansion came along.Its the same 'price fixing' in Halifax but that is because the Nova Scotia government regulates the maximum price weekly. And I am glad they do. Our prices are generally lower than yours. I suspect that your paranoia about high prices from collusion by big oil is in fact caused by the all the hate generated by tree-huggers who drive their cars to anti-pipeline rallies and want to prohibit fossil fuels without being prepared to revert to their great-grandparents' lifestyle. But maybe I'm wrong.
We drove past Hegartys a couple of times this July, I was tempted to stop but we had already exhausted our amazement quota for the day.Hegarty's couldn't take us - he had a fishing boat on his slipway, so Donal Donovan looked after us very well. How wonderful to know that some boats do get out of Hegartys alive! It has the demeanour of a boat's graveyard somewhat - a lot of broken dreams there.