Yankee Point Marina

Yachtsman's Dream

Yachtsman's Dream

When I compiled my listing of things to do more of in 2014, creating more black and white images ranked in the top 10 among photographic endeavors.

The Meridian Trek

This past Summer (June 2012) I found myself at the Yankee Point Marina's boat yard in Lancaster Virginia, where many sailing vessels were in port for various maintenance and repair projects. Of the many sailboats I photographed, there were several that stood out for various reasons. One such standout was the Meridian Trek which hails from Marquette Michigan. I recall thinking to myself that I was going to see what I could find out about the Meridian Trek since she was so far from her home port.

As often happens when you take hundreds and hundreds of shots, the photograph was simply gathering digital dust on a storage device until recently when I rediscovered it while looking back through some of my catalogs.

What I found out was that the Meridian Trek has been slowly working her way down the east coast, as shown on this XPlot Position Map.

Meridian Trek
Meridian Trek

It was so beautiful standing in the morning light with it's wonderful color combination and what appeared to be a fresh coat of bottom paint.  Typical of facilities like this, you will see lots of clutter scattered about, so I blurred part of the image to keep the focus on the Meridian Trek.

I plan to track this yacht for some time and see where she ends up. Should it return to my area, I would surely make an effort to meet the owners,  Kim and Terrie Matthews and perhaps gain permission to board and learn more about their travels.

Thanks for visiting!

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Empty Slip

Empty Slip
Empty Slip

Let's take a quick trip to the Yankee Point Marina in Lancaster Virginia where there is an empty slip. Perhaps the boat is out at sea. It was an early morning this past Summer (2012), as the sun began it's ascent on what turned out to be another in a string of 100 degree (F) days. No matter the temperatures, it's hard to beat a day on or near the water. :-)

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Thanks for visiting!

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A Boatyard in Lancaster

Today we take a quick swing by the boatyard in Lancaster Virginia for a peek at a few of the many boats scattered about for repairs and refurbishments. I've seen boats here from as far away as Seattle Washington, which is one heck of a sail from the east coast. This image was taken a very short distance from this launch ramp and this image at water's edge, all a part of the Yankee Point Marina.

Boatyard in Lancaster
Boatyard in Lancaster

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When I first saw this image I knew I wanted to convert it to B&W, so here it is below.

Boatyard in Lancaster - B&W
Boatyard in Lancaster - B&W

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Processing took place in Lightroom 4 before exporting to Photoshop for a couple of final tweaks.

As always, thanks so much for visiting.

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