Friday, December 19, 2014

Festival of Lights Boat Parade

This was our 3rd year enjoying the Festival of Lights Boat parade.  Our friends are kind enough to include us on their boat each year and we love getting out on the water to see all the entrants up close and personal. 

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This year’s contest was smaller than it has been in the past, but they had a $20,000 prize for the winners!

Of course my camera battery dies after 3 pictures (blurry of course), but it was so much fun!

This is my artistic approach to photography! 

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I kid, it’s nearly impossible to get photos at night unless you’re still and since I was on a boat it wasn’t very still!

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The kids love seeing the fireworks so close!NIK_9061

We all bundled up because the weather has been a bit chilly.  68 degrees or so!

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My sister Sharon was visiting and got to come too!  She has a funny story about winning third place in a boat parade based only on enthusiasm!

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The theme was sailing to commemorate Sir Durward Knowles sailing gold medal in the Olympics 50 years ago.  Here are some photos from the official site

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After following the parade for a bit we headed back in the direction of home, but made a small detour to check out this super yacht that was anchored along the cruise ship pier.

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It was enormous…and gorgeous…and owned by the former prime minister of Qatar…which must be a very lucrative job!

Go check it out because my iPhone pictures at night don’t do it any justice.

1 comment:

  1. I hate that I missed the parade this year........it is always such a fun time!
    Aunt Chele

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