Friday, February 13, 2009

PhotoHunt: Dinghy Days



My dad and I, way back when...

Dinghy days. Dad was a Major - navigator in Strategic Air Command. Then he retired and we moved to Australia so he could build a 41 foot trimaran in our backyard in Redcliffe, in Brisbane, Queensland in Australia.

This was the dinghy from our yacht, Altair, which came second in the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race.

This is my latest entry.

31 comments:

Trekcapri said...

Hi Leslie, I love your photo hunt selections. Cool design. I totally love what you wrote. "...dreamers steer by the stars".

Have a great weekend Leslie!

Annie said...

Leslie, Wonderful take on the nautical theme! Beautiful design.

Hope you have a nice weekend!

Sue said...

Beautiful pics, and verse :) Have a wonderful weekend!

My Photo Hunt entry is here

Thank you for stopping by! :)

Randi said...

A really creative and poetic take on the theme!
Happy Valentine´s Day!

Carver said...

I love the shot of the dinghy and of you and your Dad. The words were also so poetic, ah to steer by the stars. Happy weekend and valentine's day.

ancient one said...

Beautiful memories... Great post!

Photo Cache said...

wonderful post. both the image and the "quote" are perfect.

napaboaniya said...

It must had been a real proud moment when it came in second :)
Lovely!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

YTSL said...

Wouldn't have thought that dinghy was built for racing but since I'm far from being a nautical person, what would I know! ;b

Corey~living and loving said...

oooo lovely scrapbook page, and wonderful photos for the theme. :0
Happy Weekend!

EastCoastLife said...

You must be real proud of your Dad. This is precious memory.

CRIZ LAI said...

You must be proud of your Dad's achievements. Great sharing Leslie! Brisbane is surely a nice place to be in :)

Happy Valentine's Day!
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julie said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful memories :)

HVD!

Blur Mommy said...

Great scrap layout & a precious memory.

Aileni said...

You must have had a great childhood. I regret I nevet did ny sailing.
I miss the boat more than the island now we are shorbound.

archiearchive said...

A wonderful memory. Did Altair ever try the Sydney Hobart race?

jams o donnell said...

Wow what a wonderful way to spend a retirement.. and success in a yacht race too. Great take on this week theme

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely. My dad was not too nautical, but he did take us sailing a few times. I got into it a bit at University. I'll pass at the moment with all those hungry sharks.

candi said...

Great selection! And what womderful memories!

Happy Valentines.

lissa said...

beautiful collage, beautiful colors and I like the words that you included

Brine Queen said...

Beautiful and nostalgic.

Tokenhippygirl said...

What great memories of your dad. Thanks for sharing them. And, happy Valentine's Day.

Vita Stunder said...

I love your selection for this week! :) It's wonderful!

Happy Valentine!

Mine is up too! :)

gen/entry said...

Nice entry looks great. Happy weekend. Mine is up.

girasoli said...

Beautiful design and great choice for the nautical theme! Nice memories to have.

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Happy Valentine's Day
Great Nautical theme :) Looks like you had a great bond with your Dad :)

MarĂ­a I. said...

Lovely selection for the theme, Leslie. I'd love to see one day a photo of the trimaran. Until recently we had a Morgan 38 and cruised in the Sea of Cortez.

Brenda said...

Leslie,
A cool combination for this topic!
Have a stellar weekend!

sammawow said...

Leslie, I love your picture and the story that went with it! Dinghy Days - sounds like such fun!

Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day Weekend!

Jenn said...

wonderful post! love the photo, the story behind it and I love how you presented it. Great scrapbooking! :-)

Orable and Charlie said...

Oh Leslie, I have not been to your blog in far too long, but every time I am so enchanted and convinced that we are kindred spirits. This is the loveliest post and beings happy tears to my eyes - what a beautiful picture, too!

(my dad was a pilot in the USAF from Korea to Vietnam. He had a sailboat, but sadly I never was lucky enough to have spent much time with him - he always talked to me about navigating by the stars, though!)