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Winds and a storm almost 10 days ago ended with 4 boats washed up onto Kitsilano Beach. One of the boats shortly floated back to sea and another was smashed beyond recovery. A fifth one was destroyed after running into some rocks at nearby Vanier Park.

Some of these boats broke free of their moorings, some others were "squatter boats". Moorage in the Vancouver Lower Mainland is hard to come by and almost impossible find. Aside from the long waiting lists, it is also very expensive. While some of the boat squatters live on what can be defined as "barges" at best, many others are just unable to obtain proper moorage because of this problem.

It has been over a week since the boats were beached. I heard that the boats were still there and the city was threatening to charge the owners if they did not remove their boats from the sand.

Kitsilano Beach
Vancouver, British Columbia


The Karanga-Lita with its long keel buried in the sand to enable it to remain as upright as possible.
The Karanga-Lita

The Tuesday Sunset
Row Boat

The unfortunate trimaran.

I suppose the ocean, beach and boats do tend to bring out the romance in people...

... and I suppose the ocean, beach and boats do tend to bring out the dogs too. ;P



Date: 2010-04-19 09:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychostorm.livejournal.com
Wow. The colours in the last one are just intoxicating, but the whole set is just eerily beautiful.

Date: 2010-04-19 10:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] piscesdreams.livejournal.com
Thank you! It really is surreal to see such seaworthy boats stranded on a beach, isn't it?

Date: 2010-04-19 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychostorm.livejournal.com
It is.

(The idea of liberating the poor things is rather enticing- but perhaps that's because the Bad Imp on my shoulder has been near refined sugar and is consequently twice as powerful as normal.)

Date: 2010-04-19 11:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] piscesdreams.livejournal.com
Mmm... refined sugar. :D

Date: 2010-04-19 01:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sextanika.livejournal.com
Sucks for the owners, but I truly love these! Great work on them!

Date: 2010-04-19 11:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] piscesdreams.livejournal.com
Thank you, Tara!


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