cabin cruiser

Gypsy Lady

Gypsy Lady

The Gypsy Lady of this post is neither a lyric or a book, but rather, a simple cabin cruiser docked along a waterway upstream from the magnificent Chesapeake Bay.

Cabin Cruiser

Cabin cruisers are wonderful watercraft that can be considered luxury powerboats. This class of boat generally falls in the 25 to 45-foot range and can comfortably accommodate a designated number of passengers and crew, depending on it's size. I have always considered these as the best of both worlds, as they are very seaworthy and functional for work and / or play. Today's cabin cruisers are loaded with electronic gear and and the latest marine technology.

After a wonderful outing on the Chesapeake Bay, we came back in port at sunset and I snagged the shot below as we were docking.

Cabin Cruiser
Cabin Cruiser

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What had been an ordinary scene when we left the area earlier in the day, turned out to be an eye-pleasing sight upon our return. The soft lighting provided by the setting Sun was good to see as we made our approach.

Image Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, Topaz Labs Adjust 5

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Boat with No Name

Today we flash back to last June and one of many boat excursions along the waterways of the Mid Atlantic Region, a favorite pastime. Whether fishing or simply cruising around, it is always a fun experience.The image below was taken on the Corrotoman River, which lies about 8 miles north of the mouth to the Rappahanock River in Virginia's Lancaster County. While there visiting friends we decided to head out early one Sunday morning, ending up at an old oyster processing house. As I surveyed the oyster processing house I spotted this older model boat with no name.

Boat with no Name
Boat with no Name

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Suddenly it dawn on me, this boat had been sitting here the last few times I visited. It continues to show signs of weathering and the old window air conditioner, well, has seen it's better days as well.

This once proud cabin cruiser seems to be just riding out the string of life or awaiting someone to breathe new life and vibrancy into her. Hopefully the latter.

Since the waters were calm and the morning light had not become too harsh at this point in time, I decided to fire off a few brackets in case she was gone the next time I came through. With no visible registration numbers, no name and a general look of abandonment, heaven only knows what fate awaits. Sort of reminds me of this "Better Days" image.

Boat with No Name in Black and White
Boat with No Name in Black and White

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This black and white conversion was accomplished using Photoshop, which sometimes leaves the image a little flat for my liking. This time around the result was a little better than expected.

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Dockside

Boats on Lift
Boats on Lift

As the summer winds down, scenes like the one below will become more commonplace as boats are stored on boat lifts or completely removed and placed in storage.

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This image was taken near Perryville Park, a point of land that juts out into the top of the Chesapeake Bay where the Susquehanna River meets this great body of water. It's a place I am very fond of and one I look forward to returning to during the upcoming Fall season.

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