October 6, 2008
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Visual Viewpoint: An Inviting Boat, But No One to Rent It From
This entry could also be filed as one of my “visual viewpoints” you may have seen in earlier posts.
It’s amazing how easily one forgets where one sees something on a vacation when the trip was a month long and almost two years ago. My husband says this picture was taken in Queenstown and I am quite sure it was Christ Church, New Zealand. If you know, please tell me, since I could also be wrong.
But we are in agreement that on this cool Sunday (the coolest summer they have had for years, according to the locals) we were walking around town and came across this delightful scene. A boat welcomed us to take a romantic ride down the river and through the town. But where was the owner? It was obviously designed for tourists. He (or she) must have been on a break or left work early that day.
To say it was “almost” romantic shouldn’t be taken to mean that the trip to this amazingly beautiful country wasn’t romantic in itself. It’s just that it would have been even more exciting had we been able to add a rowboat to the list of all the vehicles on which we road during that trip.
Toward the end of the trip we wrote a list of more than thirty, possibly closer to forty. If I can find the list we kept as we went along (from ferry, jet, and elevators to jet boat, cable car and private plane), I may write about them for this blog. Too busy to find it today, but some time in the future I just might find it and see if you can send me a longer list. Not for bragging rights. Just for the pleasure of seeing how many different vehicles for getting from one place to another you have been able to take advantage of different on one trip.