Canadian River Rats In Their Natural Habitat

We managed to meet face-to-face with the crew of M/V Bowie over at Waterlogged this past weekend while we were in Canada. Thanks, Tana, Greig, Dosha, & Bui!

And a wonderfully hospitable bunch they are! From the moment we were greeted by Greig wearing nothing but a white towel (we interrupted in the midst of showers ~ my timing is always impeccable) until the moment we said our goodbyes (both Greg and I lingering, fascinated by the projects & our newfound companions), we were regaled with marvelous stories. Evidently, one must drop by in person to get the good boat legends and lore, blogging being constrained by the fact that one’s mother is probably reading it as well! Tana and I have both noted that inescapable fact and tone down the drama of our tales accordingly.

The boats were all fascinating, the Bowie in particular. The original touches are very cool and the engines quite impressive! I even have to admit that I could potentially get disoriented in the myriad spaces on this one (She Who Never Gets Lost admitting that? Truth hurts…)

And of course, one derelict for the road ~

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  1. tugster
    February 14, 2007 at 7:43 am #

    thanks for the open house tour. def, makes me want to get to see you guys too.

  2. bowiechick
    February 13, 2007 at 12:31 pm #

    Oh ho aren’t you clever!I am always a bit afraid to publish photos of the whole flotilla as I want to do it in conjunction with a before and an AFTER photo all pretty and painted. Sigh. I’ve been putting it off for a long time so you’ve “outed” me. Nice shot of the engine room. Scotty has since splashed some paint around and it is looking a bit sharper. What a nice day it was!