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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Buoy oh buoy

They are everywhere we go these days, on the beach as flotsam, 

 

in mussel beds visible from shore, 

 
 
on boats, 

 

on the wharf

 
 
as decoration on mailboxes,

 

in boatloads on lawns, 

 

or in trees.

 

When you make your living from the sea, 

 

buoys are an important tool for your work.

 

But as we have learned, they are versatile and pretty too. Who knew?

 

14 comments:

  1. Wow. That is a lot of buoys. But it makes sense if you live in a fishing world. Decorate with what you've got.

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    1. Barbara you would work wonders with these.

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  2. Wow. Seeing one on the beach was a rare treat when I was growing up. And we weren't far from fishing communities either. Love those colours and shapes.

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    1. This tree was a unique display on the eastern portion on the island which we saw last week. We had to stop for pictures.

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  3. Beautiful display of the buoys.
    Being "inland" as far as I am, I don't see many.
    Lovely!!!

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  4. The colorful ones look like Christmas ornaments. Oh buoy are they pretty! :-)

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  5. I would never have thought to paint buoys like this family did. So creative and pretty!

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  6. That's a lot of interesting buoys!

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    1. This family had a lot of time on their hands.

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  7. I have always lived away from the sea so I did not realize that there are so many different kinds of buoys much less some of the uses you show. This is the kind of thing I really like about the internet. I can learn about your world and if you are interested you can learn about mine.

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    1. I enjoy learning the same as you from blogs, Emma. It sure beats the news in my opinion.

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  8. I love the decorated tree. Most of our buoys around here are shades of Orange. Sarah x

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    1. This family took time to paint these buoys. It is not a common practice but it was fun to see.

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