The obvious title for this image is “Don’t Follow the Leader”, but I’ll explain that in a minute. First, I came home from California with so many pictures that I really liked that I’m just going to have to share more than one per week! 🙂 I’ve decided to just do a photo essay for the ones I just can’t make my mind up on which one I like best. Hopefully you won’t mind! As I was working on the two images below, I just happened to look beside me, right as the three boats above were about to line up. I turned my camera and waited a few seconds until they were spaced just the way I wanted, and then I snapped the picture. It wasn’t until I looked at the image later that I even noticed the boat going the other way. I had to laugh because the image was so whimsical; it sort of reminds me of one of those motivational posters people used to hang in their offices.

Anyway, back to the title. While visiting California, Holly and I were able to catch up with her cousins, Jim and Lisa, who have a boat there in San Diego, and they were kind enough to take us out in the bay one evening for a little cruise. Now, this boat is quote the large (huge) boat, and the rule of the water is that powered boats have to yield to sail boats. Our original plan was to take the boat towards the city, but as we pulled out of the marina, we were met with the sight below… sailboats EVERYWHERE. This… this is Jim’s nightmare. We weren’t getting through there anytime soon. LOL There was enough room for us to skirt through the side of the bay going the other direction without disturbing the other boats too much. As it turns out, there is a night of the week where the people with sailboats setup some sort of course through the bay, that to my eyes zig-zagged through the entire bay, essentially blocking all other boat traffic… and we happened to pick the day they do this. Oh well, we had a wonderful time tooling around in the other direction, and I got to take some sailboat pictures!

–Dan Thompson

San Diego

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