Friday, May 27, 2016

Regatta Reflections

Several weeks ago I journeyed further north in my new home state to a town called Hookset. The daughter of a good friend (who lives in Maine) was in a regatta and I used the race as an excuse to do a little exploring and to hang out with my friend! It was a picture perfect day, and we thouroughly enjoyed our time along the banks of the Merrimack River.

In order to keep boats from rambling too close to a dam/waterfall/power plant, these delightfully orange floating balls were strung all the way across the river. I couldn't help but be attracted to the reflection they made on top of the water!

Once at the boating club, I enjoyed watching the hustle and bustle that comes with readying the shells and getting them, the oars and the rowers on to the river. Truth be told, the travel, unloading, prep and re-loading take considerably longer than the race itself! My camera lens and I were, of course, on the look out for reflections the entire time!

My friend's daughter is the one with the pretty smile, not the one reflected in the shiny boat! It was really fun to get to watch her do what she so enjoys!

"Rivers know this:
There is no hurry.
We shall get there someday."
A. A. Milne

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  1. WOW! So many different reflection in the water but I love the line of orange buoys and their reflections best. Have a lovely weekend.

  2. Lots of really great reflections here! I especially like the top photo because the floating balls lead my eyes around a corner. Have a nice peaceful weekend!

  3. Love the reflections!
    Sounds like a fun weekend exploration!

  4. there are some lovely reflections in those silver boats

  5. Those orange buoys sure make a great reflection - thank you for sharing.

  6. I love these photos, the reflections and orange buoys are lovely (the first photo is great)

  7. These are great images! Love the action shots.

  8. Great pictures - love that first one!

  9. picture perfect!! lots of amazing reflections!!!!

  10. You managed to capture some wonderful reflections. I love the last one.

  11. I think of these events when I think of New England, for sure. Not much of this around the deep south. Looks so fun!