Monday, 26 August 2013

Tall Ships on Georgian Bay

This past weekend we had perfect weather for a short road trip and decided to check out the Tall Ships while they were docked at nearby Georgian Bay.  It was a great way to squeeze in a little more summer before the kids all head back to school next week.












We weren't able to tour the ships, as we arrived late in the afternoon, but we managed to put on our best pirate-speak, admired the surroundings, and discovered specialty blueberry and blackberry maple syrups  at a local vendor... which made their way onto our waffles the next morning.


 


One more week.  It's really hard to believe another summer has come and gone.

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56 comments:

  1. Fabulous photos! I think the tall ships were just in Duluth, MN recently. I remember seeing something about them. I can't believe we only have one more week of summer break either! Just went to our first middle school orientation tonight.

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    1. Thanks Dawn! Looking forward to our last long weekend before school starts. We stopped by an open house at our kids' elementary school today... still can't believe how quickly the summer flew by!

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  2. So cool! I have to tell you, I'm having such trouble with the end of summer. I just love to travel so much and we didn't see anything very cool this summer. Oh well, it was still a blast!

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    1. Your blog tells a story of a beautiful summer well-spent... there's plenty of cool going on there :)

      I'm having a hard time with this whole end of summer thing too, more so than usual. I need a little more 'airy-fairy' before we become slaves to routine again!

      Thanks for visiting :)

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  3. I love your photos! The details make me think I was there, too, and boy I wish I had been-- looks like a great place to visit:)

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    1. Thanks Jamie, so glad you popped by!

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  4. Looks like a memorable outing. Nice photos too!

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    1. Thanks Christina... and thank you for visiting :)

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  5. That looks so fun. We visited the Tall Ships in Charleston, SC and had a blast. I can't wait to go again.

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    1. It was a fun outing, next time I'd like to get there earlier so we can actually go on board some of the ships.

      And Charleston! We stayed a week on Isle of Palms a few years ago and loved it down there. We spent a day in Charleston and I've love to go back, such an interesting city!

      Thanks for visiting, and commenting :)

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    1. Thanks Randa, and thank you for visiting :)

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  7. Hi, Jenn! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on My Happy List. Just for your information, most people don't make a literal "list." They link-up posts about events/things/people that have made them happy the previous week.

    Please join us if you want!

    Your tall ships post is stunning. You are an amazing photographer. I wish I had your skills! :D

    Thanks for sharing the ships and scenery with us.

    xo,
    Ricki Jill

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, I thought I might have broken some rules :)

      I like the idea of a 'happiness re-cap' - taking the time to look for the good in our days.

      So glad you popped over for a visit, thank you for the compliments... and just FYI, I'm still thinking about salt water taffy after having read your post!

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  8. Awesome!! It looks like a fun place to visit and learn many things, I'm sure Kira would love this.
    Thanks for sharing.

    As always we would love for you to join us in our Linky party ;) http://www.craftyspices.com/hops/wwhop
    Happy Wordless Wednesday.

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    1. Thanks Jay, already linked up... have a great week!

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  9. I just love all the rigging on tall ships. Fantastic photos.

    Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes

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    1. Thanks Rhonda, I love all that rigging too :)

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  10. These photos are wonderful. Really made me get the feel of the place. Mmmmm…that syrup sounds delicious!

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    1. Thanks Amy, glad you enjoyed the tour... and the syrup is amazing :)

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  11. It looks like you had a great day :) The pictures are amazing


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  12. You spent the day in my town! :) Love meeting new bloggers that live close by. We'll have to arrange a coffee date! You got some great detailed shots of the ships. They really were amazing to see. Thanks for linking up on Ideally Speaking.

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  13. Awesome photos! Visiting from Anni's link party.

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    1. Thank you... and thanks for visiting :)

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  14. Lovely serie of sky-photos!
    Nice details!

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  15. So beautiful! I love your pictures.
    LG - Elke

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  16. I would love to have seen ships like this in person.

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    1. They really were amazing to look at... thanks for popping by!

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  17. Tall ships are always impressiv to watch.
    Thank you for a nice tour.
    Have a lovely evening.
    Mormor

    http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2013/08/28/en-bit-av-himmelen/

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    1. Thank you for visiting, I hope you have a lovely evening as well :)

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  18. Great set of photos and I love tall ships
    http://spudsdailyphoto.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/two-bridges.html

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  19. I always miss when these come close to us, and I always wish I could go!! Excellent pics!

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    1. Thanks Rosey! We surprised ourselves this year... so many years past we've done just like you and missed out.

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  20. These are some amazing shots! Thanks for linking up at Tales of a Pee Dee Mama.

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  21. Those ships look amazing! What fun! Did you do pirate jokes with the pirate speak? What's a pirates favorite letter? LOL Enjoy your one more week!

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    1. ARRRR.... thanks for visiting!

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  22. Oh Wow! Stopping by from Ricki Jill's Happy List! I have always wanted to see the Tall Ship Festival. Your pictures are so breath taking. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Jolene, so glad you stopped by!

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  23. Very beautiful photos,Jenn! I love to see ships!

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    1. Thanks Steffi, you captured a great sunset this week!

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  24. Amazing ships and looks like it was a beautiful day too

    mollyxxx

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    1. It was a beautiful day... thanks for stopping by!

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  25. We saw the Tall Ships when they were in Bay City, Michigan. I bought the tickets on line and got the 'passport book' which allowed us to board each ship! The ships are amazing and to hear the 'history' of each one made it memorable!

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    1. We definitely plan to do this again next year, complete with passports to board the ships... thanks for visiting!

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  26. Ahhh...beautiful pics!! No way...it seems like it was just last week you said your kids had a whole month of summer vacation left! Ughh...time.sure.does.fly.by! Oh well, guess we'll just have to wait for winter break, lol! Hope you and the kiddos enjoyed your last week! Thanks so much for linking up...have a wonderful week Jenn!

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    1. I know... where did this past month go anyway?? Hard to believe another school year has begun... counting the days until the next long weekend :)

      Thanks for visiting!

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  27. hi jenn love the pic's yes the summer went by to fast. The kids grow so fast I oldest turn 18 on sept 16 I can't believe it. Well, I'm now following you on google+ and will check your other social media I'm lorraine at http://lorrainesresources.blogspot.com found you from the hump day blog hop.

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  28. Thanks for linking up to this month's Share The Love Blog Hop at http://www.serenityyou.com/2013/09/share-love-september.html

    Now following you via GFC

    Natasha xx

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